“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” (Romans 8:28, AMP)
We need to remind ourselves daily of good things – of victories in our lives – and not allow evil to enter in!
Praise God in the midst of setbacks, failures, and disappointments. Victory is ours! By feeding the homeless and encouraging them through the Word, we are being blessed! We are receiving His blessing and learning to appreciate more! It is exciting that I am learning to truly appreciate each homeless person I meet and also what we have. People who are homeless are sharing their joy in helping others. They are counting their blessings including food and safety at the Ark, power in Father God’s name, and following the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Yes, God works good and bad together for His purpose. As we focus on victories and see the miracles – pallets of strawberries, carrots, bottled water and soft drinks, a truck load of (150) watermelons – we are strengthened in confidence!
Together, we are developing our faith walk! We are being perfected and refined. Homeless people are not just being served, they are also helping to serve others and saying they find joy in that. Together, we are learning to . give and to receive from each other.
We see the miracles of unexpected food provisions; we praise Our God! Remember, every good and perfect gift comes from Him! (James 1:17, KJV) We praise and thank Him for His and man’s favor. (Proverbs 3:4, NIV) The same verse in the Amplified Bible says: “So shall you find favor, good understanding and high esteem…” Thank you, Father God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.
I am appreciating and learning more about giving with people who are homeless. As Proverbs 11:25 says: “Be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped.”
Another favorite on this topic is: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38, ESV)
Again, Romans 8:28 speaks of His Purposes – God’s purpose not ours. His fulfillment is having created the “mind of Christ in each of us” to glorify Him. To develop Christ’s mind, attitude, and self-control we must let The Perfector (the Holy Spirit) do His work and we must seek alone time with Father God. Worldwide, we are put in a situation where we now can have daily alone time with God. Let’s thank Him for the good and the bad. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit for help and strength to put away wrong thinking, badmouthing, and fear. Let’s do it in Jesus’ name.
God’s promise, according to Isaiah 44:3 (AMP) says: ”…I will pour My Spirit upon your offspring, and My blessings upon your descendants.” John 7:37-39 recalls that promise when telling of the feast day where Jesus called for anyone who is thirsty to come to him and drink. Are you thirsty? Come to him. Drink in His Spirit.