Saturday, Nov 22 – Daily Interrupted Challenge
Gather 1 thing you aren’t using in your home to give away.
It can be a pair of socks, a shirt, toys, whatever. Don’t think you have to fill a bag – start with 1 thing. Find someone that needs what you have.
Day 28: Poor People
Today Jen shares how their family started really getting out there – and it was awkward and weird.
I love her raw emotion of how uncomfortable life was getting – and how hard it was.
This is hard for all of us to wrap our hands around – no matter what. I asked a good friend about the study last week. This was her honest response:
Ok. So here’s another thing…right now in my life I feel so overwhelmed sometimes, well all the time. There’s a lot going on in our family life between my kids and my husband’s long work hours. Sometimes I just feel stuck. So when I read The High Horse chapter, it makes me want to go do things for others, but I feel honestly I don’t have the extra time. Maybe that’s just selfish. I don’t know. And trying to get finances right make it hard to donate or buy things extra for others.
How many of us have felt the exact same way while reading this book? YES! I’m the leader and this is hard for me. I have great intentions and then the hours get away from me and I don’t get to the things I really want to do. (Like sending this devotional at 9am because I fell asleep last night instead of writing and just flat didn’t get up early this morning either!!)
I’m learning that this is more than all of that. I’m learning that this can be a change in our hearts. A change in our perspectives. God really can help us to read His Word differently than we ever have before! The words can take on new meaning.
And I believe with all of my heart that if we desire to let God in and have His way – He will begin to show us simple opportunities to help serve others. He will make a way for change in our lives.
…I can’t unknow what I know, and I can’t unsee what I’ve seen; it leaves me aching. (Interrupted pg 112)
We looked each other in the eyes, and we were the same – fragile humans who are patterned after Jesus, which makes us all beautiful. We’re all poor; I just have more stuff. My affection for them became my offering, far more important than the food or clean socks I brought. A hot meal can’t hold a candle to a real friend. Jesus ignited a love for people that burned white hot, a growing inferno out of the tiny spark He’d started earlier. (Interrupted pg 114)
Jesus, start a fire in my soul!
Do you feel overwhelmed and stuck? You’re not alone. We are all in this together and there is a purpose for God opening our eyes and our hearts. Thank you for taking this journey with us!
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