love through the lack.

Matthew 25:35-36 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me,I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.

humbled. that’s what i felt a week or so ago when the Lord pressed it on my heart to serve at the local Samaritan Ministries soup kitchen. growing up for the first 13 years of my life in the Catholic church, the pre-teen group would serve every week. i remember how rewarding it felt. but being the immature 12 year old i was, i didn’t realize the impact i was making for His kingdom.

i’m currently unemployed, single, in school debt, my funds are dwindling, etc…it’s so easy to look at lack. but i assure you, my God is bigger than my circumstances as well as these individuals i served. it was an honor to serve these people who are desperate for more than a warm meal – love, attention, a listening ear. as i served them, it was inevitable to see the desperation in their seemingly hopeless situation. but we are called to extend hope to the broken. i met talented men with aspirations. i met motivated women who believed. i met innocent children who showed me the simplicity of dreaming. i encountered the children of God in a different light.

this experience gave me a fresh awakening of what lack truly is and the power of our God. Deuteronomy 31:6 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” He is concerned about every facet of our lives. I continually praise God for experiencing and extending His love on another level. i love through the lack.

 

 

– tony // @AsToldByTony

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