Hope for the Weary


Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV) 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Hope for the weary

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For us it was another day to do what God has created us to do.  Actually, not everyone knows what that is, and for everyone it looks different. I am talking about purpose in God and answering the great commission to go into the world and make disciples according to Matthew 28: 19-20.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Again, I know what my purpose is for today and together the group executed on that….

As you probably know, Camden has been on my mind and has been a city that I carry spiritually and often sought the Lord to get an understanding of why it is a forgotten city.

Geographically Camden is located between two great cities near the riverbed.  The city of Philadelphia on one side of the river and the other is the city of Collingswood. Both neighboring cities have its own troubles but it seems different from Camden.

There seem to be a spirit of depression over the city.

The answer I will never know and could be very much debatable.

However, as part of the will of God for the day Prayer Works Evangelism Outreach Ministries was there today. We had planned from weeks ahead that we would serve breakfast today.

It was wet and rainy and all seem dead when we got there.  We saw one woman who lived in her wheelchair on the road.  Her name is Laura. We prayed with her and asked if she needed something to eat and a change of clothes.

She took the coffee and the sandwich and told us her clothes size. Luckily, we had her size.  She was happy.

After we got back to the car with the food and clothing, we thought we would go to another location to feed and pray. We had one person, and then it turned into two before we knew it we were feeding several persons. We were ministering to one need after another.

It was nothing extravagant but God used us to be his hands and feet for the day touching lives, which had been forgotten.

It is funny how we take for granted the fact that we can afford coffee of our choice and food.  For others they wait for people to show up with a kind heart and they eat what is provided.

There were a series of events, which lead to us doing this.

You see, I always felt that God needed more out of me and that I was created to be more than just an ordinary person.

Spiritually, I was obese.

Sunday after Sunday, I would go to the house of God and I would eat but there was no spiritual exercise (outlet) to release all that I have been hear and reading since I was a child.

You see, I was spiritually overweight and I had to do something about that through the help of the Holy Spirit.   I pledged that I would start pouring out into others.  This created a balance, a spiritual workout from all the eating of the word.

Hence, I start ministering in every situation, the good, the bad and the indifferent. I am the church and the church is within me therefore everywhere I go, it is affected by the God in me.

My counselor once said, “When I show up I carry the authority of God.” It took root in my spirit and now it bearing fruits.  The atmosphere will never remain the same. When I show up, because Christ lives in me people want to tap into their best and are motivated to be the best them.

All of us are change agents for Christ. How much we believe this and act on it is another thing. However, it does not change the facts.

What are you doing to help the weary in spirit today?

You might never be able to go to Camden or to a foreign country is there a “Camden” near you?  Can you use what God has given you to make a difference?

I mean will you activate your talent for the Kingdom.

One sure thing I know is when you do the will of God it brings peace and you can rest in the fact that he leads us beside still waters and He is the great shepherd.

Do what God is calling you to do and leave the outcome and everything else to Him.

 

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