Sunday, March 26, 2006

Heart for the Poor?

Me really? I don't get it. I've not had this feeling before. Am I being brain washed or is God really and truly breaking my heart? So I ended up in Church by myself this morning. It's the end of the Mercy Me series. Dave started talking about the Mt. Airy Mens Shelter, and Proverbs 31:30 Ministry both homeless shelters in my city. Many volunteers from my church provide transportation for these men and women to attend our church on Saturday night. So Dave said this past Saturday night at the beginning of his message he honored these men and women just by saying that to us they are more important than if the president of the united states was visiting. He had them stand up as he told them this, and that God had so much in store for them, to not give up. Something so so very small, and just words.....but to them...full of hope. Imagine being one of those people, whose lives have taken a bad turn and they find themselves homeless, and in front of thousands of regular folk, someone heaps a whole bunch of hope on you, and to know that a good percentage of those thousands in attendence in that moment were probably praying for you.....wow! So needless to say I cried a great deal (like now) at church today. Why? I guess because God is preparing me for that next step in this spiritual adventure. What that looks like? I have no idea, but I reminded over and over again of the verse:
1 Samuel 14:7 "Do all that you have in mind....go ahead, I am with you heart and soul."
So I continue to surround myself with people who will have my back. Can't wait to see what God has in store for me. Are you one of those people? Will you have my back? I'm just saying.....

6 comments:

Heather said...

God ALWAYS has great things in store for you!!!

Melinda said...

Thanks for the Bible verse, Jodi. I really, really needed to read that. I've been having a bad couple weeks at my job, but I need to remember that I'm not supposed to be running this show. I need to just let go of what I thought would happen and get on board with what IS happening...and stop trying to dream up ways to make people SORRY for being so mean!

Teresa said...

I got your back.

Stacie said...

Oh sister. The crying. The crying is taking over today... my blog is angry today :-)

Got your back. And I miss Vineyard :-( I want to come home.

GeeGaw said...

I am with you, Sugar.

sewcynful said...

Got your back, Jodi.