A few years ago, I found myself handcuffed in the back of a police car, but not for the reason you might think. Click here to hear my story. And more recently I suffered a rejection in the workplace and found myself unmotivated and bored. I found myself so stuck that I cried out to God for relief. His response to me was:
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter -
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I." Isaiah 58:6-9 (NIV)
I didn't need to wait until something big came along, I donate an hour or two each day to helping the needy. So, that's what this blog is all about. I will be sharing activities, ideas and my successes and failures along this new journey of giving.
I invite you to join me.