This was written by a lady from Faithblogging but it is exactly why I do the work I do..
Helping Hands! Helping Hearts!
by Betsy Burnett
Scripture encourages us over and over to help out those less fortunate. From helping our poor "neighbor" to be able to stay where he lives. (Leviticus 25:25) to helping the orphans and widows in their distress (James 1: 27.) In fact the verse in James goes one step further and calls is "pure and faultless religion." Jesus also says that when we "see someone hungry, or thirsty and gave them food or drink, or visited the sick or imprisoned we have done done unto Him" (my paraphrase of Matthew 25:31-46)
Since the Lord has blessed us abundantly in all things, it's only natural to want to share those blessings we have been given; be it food, shelter, clothing or even time. It not only shows the world that we are sent by God and but because a Father loves ALL his children, when we have done to the least of these we have done unto Him. Something happens though when we reach out our hands to help someone. It helps our heart as well!
Sharing our resources shows we are "generous" it shows we are grateful for what we have been given. It also works on our hearts to learn not to hold tightly to material things since they are temporary, understanding that our provision comes from God. Sharing our time shows the other person has value to us (and to God.) Sharing our lives, allows others to see exactly what the Lord has done in us and too us and through us! Bringing praise and glory to Him! When we reach out and help one another not only do we bless them, we bless ourselves, and we bless the Lord. How much better can it get?
I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4
Charity Select Contest!
By Betsy Burnett
I know that there are many of you out there that pour your hearts, lives and finances into worthy causes though your church and other ministries! How would you like to win some money to help the charity close to your heart?
I have recently started working with an online company called Shop Hop Productions and they are looking for a charity to support for their first ever "Baby Shop Hop." To find this charity they are holding a "Charity Select" contest. If you know of a charity that supports women, children or families you can enter them to be considered! Entry is simple, in 100 words tell us about your charity! Why we should support them etc. You can even link to photos and video for your entry. If you wish you can blog about it and link it to the post comment. (not here... at Baby Shop Hop.)
For more information visitBaby Shop Hop
4 days ago