It is appropriate to ask people
how you can help them.
Read the following verses. Think
and pray about the verse that applies the most to your life.
The king asked me, “Why are you so sad? You aren’t sick, are you?
You look like a man with deep troubles.” Then I was badly
frightened, but I replied, “Long live the king! Why shouldn’t I be
sad? For the city where my ancestors are buried is in ruins, and the
gates have been burned down.” The king asked, “Well, how can I
help you?” With a prayer to the God of heaven, I replied,
“If it please Your Majesty and if you are pleased with me, your
servant, send me to Judah to rebuild the city where my ancestors are
buried…And the king granted these requests, because the gracious
hand of God was on me.
Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that
Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on
us!…Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do
for you?” He asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our
sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes.
Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your
faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and
followed Jesus along the road.
Do all the good you can, by all the
means you can,
in all the ways you can, in all the
places you can,
at all the times you can, to all the
people you can,
as long as you can.
African story: Jumping Into A Father’s Arms
teaching in Africa how the Bible tells us in Malachi 3:10 that God
invites us to “test Him” when it comes to giving tithes and offerings.
Afterwards, one of the men explained to me how African father’s teach
their children to trust them. When a child is around 3 years old, a
father will take the child and place him high up on a tree branch. He'll
then go below the tree branch and tell the child to jump. The child is
normally too scared to jump, but the father encourages him by saying,
daddy is big enough, strong enough, and daddy will catch you. Finally,
the child will push off from the tree branch and fall safely into the
father’s arms. My African friend said when God invites us to give, he's
encouraging us to push away from our financial fears and learn that God
is big enough to safely catch us.
This is a true story in a series of radio spots by Brian Kluth of
1 min True Story/Audio
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