I was running errands yesterday and saw a homeless man walking with a duffle bag. That’s probably all he owned. It reminded me of when I was homeless and desperate. It was not a good memory. Yet, it got me here.
I had $15 in my wallet. But I was selfish yesterday. I drove right by him. I was the Pharisee that crossed the street and did nothing. Forgive me Lord. I saw my brother in need and I did nothing. Change my selfish heart Lord. Let me see my brother’s and sister’s needs and be the blessing to them instead of hoarding everything for myself. Let me seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God.
~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~
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Flow through invisibility
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Bringing the Kingdom from Heaven to Earth
Lighting up the darkness of disbelief
Meeting every need
as the Body ACTS
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.(James 2:14-26 NKJV)
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Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!