Faithfulness in Action

Hi family!

With so much turmoil happening right now, I thought that we could use some GOOD STUFF today.

Every weekend, I volunteer with a ministry that feeds and encourages a group of homeless men.  Each Sunday morning, we pick them up at their residing homeless shelter, bring them to church, share some breakfast with them, and then share an encouraging word before attending the actual church service.

Words cannot describe how much these guys bless me every weekend.

Despite coming from desperate situations, they speak words of wisdom into my life. Despite the minimal possessions that they have, they love more and believe more than what I’ve seen the richest person ever do.

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I want to share with you a particular conversation I had last weekend with one of the guys. David has been faithfully attending our church for a couple of years now. Each weekend, he is one of the first to wait for the shuttle that picks up.  With his Bible in hand, he eagerly greets us with a loving heart.

My conversation with David was not a long one, but it was surely an impactful one.  He was telling me about all the “good things” that have occurred in his life recently.  One after another, he’s been in awe of how much he has been blessed, from a new job to a new vehicle.  He even got choked up when he told me how God has surrounded him with the right people.

Even writing this out makes me well up with emotion.  When I think of David, I think of his faithfulness – his unwavering commitment to knowing God more and being faithful to what He requires of us.  David is not a man of many words, but his heart  for God speaks loudly.

To hear David describe the blessings that God has done for him taught me more in those few minutes than I ever expected.  God honors our commitment to Him.  He speaks blessings into existence and peace into our hearts.  He is faithful to us, regardless of who is in power or what has brought us down. So, why not be faithful to Him?

Each and every one of us has things we are believing God for.  We have things we desperately want to change within us or around us.  Let’s continue to have the heart of David, who remained in pursuit of God even when his world was bleak.  It is indeed the BEST way to live.

 

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Elana Cole is a writer, educator, and professional coach who is passionate about helping others in their personal journeys towards a more beautiful life. She is the author of "The Midnight Experience" and creator of Empowered Narrative, a blog about transforming the way you live and love.

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