Week Four – Day 6
SERVICE DAY – Find a way to bless those who are less fortunate.
Looking after our own needs/self seems to be where the default button of our lives gets pegged to. It is not that we don’t care for the needs or concerns of others, it is just that we care for our needs first.
This is why, as Acts 4 states, we need God’s grace to be “so powerfully at work” in us. As we start to recognize and remember how much we have received from a generous God, then our natural response begins to lean towards giving. Let us never forget the word of Jesus, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48). As we have been freely given, let us freely give.
- Give your time to a local shelter/food pantry or soup kitchen.
- Join your church in an area service project to bless your community.
- Consider giving a day’s salary to “One Day To Feed The World” (www.onedaytofeedtheworld.org)
- Consider giving a portion of the money you saved this week in groceries to a need in your church or community.
- Consider sponsoring a child in an impoverished nation through organizations like http://www.compassion.com and http://www.worldvision.com
- Give your time to a local shelter/food pantry/soup kitchen.
Pray that God would help you excel in giving. Pray that this week you would ReDIRECT money normally used for something temporal and give it toward something eternal.
“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.” Acts 4:32-35 NIV