For those of you who are new here, God totally wrecked my heart a little over two years ago and moved me to a church in the inner parts of our city. It’s been a move my heart has loved, but yet one that is hard at times.
I’ve loved visiting with a few of you recently who I can see God moving in your heart such the same way. To those of you struggling to feed the sheep and serve the least of these — dig in to God’s word and follow because you are in for the most incredible ride of your life! However, don’t let the challenges stop you. But why is it challenging?
It’s challenging because:
it’s hard to see those in need not want more for themselves
it’s hard to see children living in shelters
it’s hard to see abused women and the helplessness they feel
it’s hard to see how unloved some feel
it’s hard to see people feel so trapped by their circumstances
One thing I’ve learned is that to see God move you have to show up. You might love the idea of beautifying a community, serving the homeless, or loving on abandoned children, but you’ll never see the miracles that occur unless you step out of your comfort zone and show up!
When you show up you get to see the transformation of what is to what will be.
You get to see the unloved feel loved.
You get to see the downcast look up at you and smile.
You get to see the hungry fed.
You get to see the drug addict struggle with laying the addiction aside.
You get to see the prostitute realize she is worthy of so much more.
When you show up — you get to see God in so many ways. If you are struggling with where God is moving in your heart at the moment I beg you to take the step, go to where He leads, and show up to see what God is doing. The journey is beyond words. The blessings are beyond a count.
Have you ever just showed up? If so, share the blessings you got to see to encourage others?