Day 21: The High Horse

It’s as if Jesus knew that the secret of life awaits us at the bottom. Oh wait, that is exactly what He said, all the time, in every possible way, through parable and story, by example and modeling, directly and indirectly, corporately and privately. (Interrupted pg 77)

Matthew 19:24 says this: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

I watched a story unfold last night at Women of Faith about 1 ordinary woman that changed the outlook of an ENTIRE family in Ethiopia – all by never leaving her living room. She sponsored one child, then another, then another. Then, she started corresponding with the mother. They became her family. She and her husband bought them a cow and other animals to start working the land and become sustainable. They helped them to build a house and start their own business. Finally, one day she travels from the US to Ethiopia to attend the wedding of that beautiful little girl that she sponsored 13 years earlier. All because 1 woman decided to help.

Sure, the problems are huge and overwhelming. But, you and I can make the difference in someone’s life.

Maybe that looks like creating margins for God to move in your day – space where you aren’t running from place to place, but stopping and asking God, “Where do you want me to go? Who do you want me to talk to?”

Or maybe calling someone in your path at work, at church – that is shut in, struggling with health issues – showing up at their doorstep with dinner, a helping hand, a heart that cares and wants to listen.

Or maybe it looks like donating your time in a local non-profit – they are always struggling for volunteers to help fill the needs by simply showing up and lending a helping hand.

We don’t have to be million dollar contributors to make a difference. We don’t even have to have money. Our time and our words can do more than you know.

What can you do TODAY to go towards the “secret life” Jesus tells about?

~Starr

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4 thoughts on “Day 21: The High Horse

  1. Today I stopped by the dollar tree to load up on snacks to put in the shoeboxes for the homeless shelter. I rounded up a few shoeboxes at home and got them wrapped for tomorrow night. With our combined efforts, I look for the shoeboxes to be a real blessing for someone!

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  2. And sometimes it doesn’t even have to be time or money – smile, notice, talk to people – say hi and thank you and have a great day. Your smile or greeting could be what changes someone’s life that day – (Or what comes back to them days or months or years later.)

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    1. Thank you for this reminder – this isn’t just about giving our time or money, but changing our perspective about how we live our lives – thinking about others. Yes!!

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