Monday, July 29, 2013

Dirty Hands

This morning I woke up, I recalled a recent conversation I was having with a friend as she was bringing baby & I home from the hospital.  She was detailing about a situation God had placed her in that had her helping someone in a very unsafe neighborhood, in a very unsafe time of the day.  Her husband had gotten very upset and they experienced verbal conflict and went to bed mad because of it. I told her that I could understand his point, because there are dangerous areas where we live, but on the same side of things.. I could see hers.  She felt God pressing her to act, the dangers weren't even a part of the thought process, she trusted that God would protect her regardless. I took a moment to uplift her and thank her for being willing to act in the way God had placed her in and moved her to motion.

Ministry work is "dirty" business. It's my personal belief, that if I walk away from a ministry opportunity with clean, unworked hands, I have failed. If I haven't got involved, if I let it pass me by, I have failed my brothers and sisters and most of all, God.

I don't have unlimited amounts of time or money, but the very least I can do is #1 PRAY and #2, use my resourcefulness to suggest people, places, things that would help fill the need if I can't dig down and fill the need myself. The wonderful thing about social networking is that it connects us, it enables us to reach thousands at the click of a button. This is *So*helpful when you are doing outreach.

It's easy to get comfortable, to space out and write a check and feel happy with my contributions. And don't get me wrong, that is an awesome and wonderful gift in itself! But when I know God is moving me I must act.  I am but one small imperfect person in the midst of billiions, but I know that change can begin with me. It begins with me showing my little ones by example, by acting and by caring. 

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2
Xoxo, Crystal

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