Tuesday, January 24, 2017

When a Person is in Need, they have Needs


Not too long ago, a multiple month sinus infection was experienced. This leaves a person, without the energy to do all the stuff that has to be done.   The other normal things like washing and vacuuming a car, cleaning up leaf debris, clearing gutters, deep cleaning of key areas of the home, are left for some time in the future, when a person “feels up to it”.

What a gift it would be for someone to give a half hour to help with the list.

The community of God’s people I am blessed to serve as Pastor has called all of us to a 21-day fast.  One of the side benefits of engaging in a biblical fast is that it is to empower to do these very things.

Consider people that you know are in need.  Maybe they don't need or want money, but a little help around the house or car.

Please stop making this comment. “If you need anything, just let me know.”  People in need have little energy to ask for help, and even less energy for a refusal.  Consider saying, “I have a half hour on Tuesday.  I can swing by and help with a few little things, confidentially.”  (Please don’t post a selfie of you doing stuff.  It is embarrassing for the person being helped.)

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? ...to undo the heavy burdens, ...? Is. 58:6

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