Last week was crazy busy but I am back!
This week at church my pastor talked about noticing those who go unnoticed and being aware of what is happening in our communities.
Heres something to think about:
How many times have you passed someone who is eating lunch alone? Whether it be at school or in general.
How many times have you walked passed a homeless person without even giving the slightest smile?
Have you ever just stopped and picked up the trash right in front of you at the park to make someone else’s job a bit easier? Or done something not for praise or personal reasons, but just to help someone else out?
Or even just purchased a random persons meal for them to brighten their day.
It’s the little things that count! It really spoke to me because often times I am a girl with a plan and my eyes are focused on where I am going, and not whats happening around me. My prayer for today is that God would help us to open our eyes, and ears to see all that He wants us to see and hear. That we would have a burden for those in our community and hearts after God that give us the courage to take the leap of faith. I pray that God would help us to have courageous hearts and that those in our communities be touched by Him. I don’t know about you guys, but I want to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. As well as to be okay with the inconvenient.
My pastor pointed out the story of Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52. It talks about a blind man Bartimaeus who heard that Jesus was coming and he kept shouting, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me” (verse 47). There was a huge crowd of people leaving the city and Bartimaeus wanted to be heard so he was yelling for Jesus. Many people told him to be quiet, but Jesus noticed him and asked him what He could do for him. Bartimaeus said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” And Jesus healed him. It’s a short story and I encourage you to read it. It goes to show that Jesus noticed Bartimaeus, the guy who was broken and just needed help. Jesus went directly to him even though there was a huge crowd of people and it was inconvenient to find him, but He did. He asked Baritmaeus what He could do for him. I want to be like that. No matter the circumstance, to approach those who need help or are going unnoticed. To ask what I could do for them. What do you say friends, lets open our eyes in our communities and ask them what we can do for them.
Lord help us to see what you see.
You are loved!