Posted by: TLC Fellowship | January 7, 2015

Reach

soul-7038104_l-500x500Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46

Last November, our church came together to raise money and donations for people in need. We were able to bless 25 families with Thanksgiving meals, complete with all the fixin’s. In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, we followed God’s charge.

Wonderful things truly happen when we put others’ needs before our own. When we reach out to meet the immediate needs of people who may not necessarily look, talk or act like we do, we’re reaching out and meeting deeper needs, including food, clothing and finances:

1. We meet the emotional need in all human beings to feel connected. Contrary to what others may think, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main….” (John Donne)

2. We meet the mental need to have a little less to worry about. Jesus encourages us,“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well….” (Matthew 6:25-34)

3. We meet the spiritual need to believe that God is God and He is able. With all of the noise and static surrounding us, when someone extends a hand, gives a smile or shares the Word, God’s message breaks through loud and clear: “I am God. I know you because I made you. I want you to know that I care for you, I love you and I am here for you.”

So where’s the wonderful thing for us? It’s here, when we play a part in blessing other people. We, in turn, are blessed to keep on blessing. It’s a never-ending process designed by an everlasting God. The more we do and give, the more He gives to us.

Awesome, right?

Prayer: Lord God, thank You for Your word and instruction to reach out and help others. Let us never get tired or weary, but to keep on doing what is acceptable and pleasing in Your sight. Let us bless, to bless someone in need. Amen.

written by Shelby Nelms, member of TLC Fellowship


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