Time to do something crazy

Life comes at us fast, right?  I have all these other things lined up to share with you, but they will have to wait.

Today, Seggy’s status post on Facebook was this:

“People are preferring death to starvation, this so much hurts. Ohhhhh, we need prayers and food, too.”

How can I NOT share that? The drought is intense.  The need for food is real.

John wrote the following in an e-mail earlier this week:

We thank you so much for everything you do to ensure that there is food for the needy.  Indeed since the food program started there are many people who have come and given their lives to Christ.  Today in our Nkumba Church on Sunday, if you come more than 20 minutes late, you wont get a place to sit.  We are filled up! It’s so amazing that through the provision of food many have come to faith.

"What a joy...I got a piece of meat!"

"What a joy...I got a piece of meat!"

Ready to see the kingdom of God expand even more?!  Now is the time to do something “crazy”.  (Although, how crazy is it really to feed starving people?)

Randy Alcorn asks the probing question, “We are to love our neighbors as ourselves.  If we or our children were hungry, would we take something out of our retirement program to feed them? If so, why wouldn’t we consider doing this for our neighbor’s children?”

“What would happen if I took part, most or all of the funds I would otherwise put into retirement and invested them in God’s kingdom?  Financial counselors would tell me that I would be jeopardizing my retirement years.  Might God say I would be enhancing my eternal years?  Will God really fail me if I invest these funds in his kingdom in an honest effort to obey his words in Matthew 6:19-21?”

Whether it be giving out of retirement funds, selling our possessions, or taking up our cross daily and spending less, or all of the above, NOW is an excellent time to love in deed and in truth.

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” -Jim Elliot

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. I John 3:16-18

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