Lately I’ve been praying and asking God to break my heart for the things that break his heart. And I will tell you, don’t pray that unless you are serious about it, because he will answer it! I’ve been driving down the road and just start crying thinking about people I want to help. It’s been intense.
Needless to say, THIS video completely broke my heart. As I watch and see people who seemingly have it all together not being able to give, and then see someone who seemingly has nothing give what little they have made me wonder…. Why?
And I remembered Luke 31 where Jesus says, “Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then take the initiative and do it for them!”
I think the reason why the homeless guys were so open to give is because they understand this concept better than most of us. People who “have it all together” don’t seem to need much from others so there is no need to take the initiative and do something to help someone else. But the people who have the most needs, they know what it’s like to struggle. They’ve been there before. And their hearts go out to others in need.
The Golden rule of do unto others as you would have them do unto you is an ACTION not a REACTION. It’s something you have to make a part of you. It’s a choice. It means find reasons to help. Find reasons to give. Imagine what you would wish someone would do for you today, and then go do that for someone else!!
I challenge you today, pick something you want in your life and do it for, or give it to, someone else. The joy you’ll receive is amazing and the blessing God will return to you will be well worth your time. And remember, love needs to be an ACTION, not a REACTION.