Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Because she openeth her mouth...

This weekend we attended an awesome Beth Moore simulcast.  The topic covered Proverbs 31:26-
"She opens her mouth in wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness."
We spent the entire day on the three little words "law of kindness".  I would've never thought there was so much treasure in three little words, but there was!  We covered eight points and each one was timely and awesome, but two stuck out for me.
Kindness looks pain in the face and kindness craves an outlet.  It is so easy for us to turn our heads when we see other people suffering or in pain.  It's not us so therefore we don't care.  We have let our hearts grow calloused against the things that break the heart of God.  But as Job said to his friends (you'll remember how great they were):  "But now be so kind as to look at me..." Job 6:28.  Look at them...the homeless person, the widow, the orphan you see on TV, the boy at your child's school who is in foster care, the alcoholic, drug addict...LOOK at them.  Don't turn your face because God loves them and sent Jesus to die for them just as He did for you.
The second statement, kindness craves an outlet, is an outpouring of the goodness that God has blessed you with.  If you're a child of God YOU ARE BLESSED-regardless of your circumstances.  We should be so filled up with the blessings of God that we look everywhere for someone or something to bless in return.  Take David for example.  "Is there anyone still left in the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?"  2 Samuel 9:1
He was seeking to show someone else kindness because of the Lord's goodness to him. 
So as a result of these statements and some other things that just kept popping up, I felt that God wanted us to do something for someone else as a family.  We have been blessed...with three beautiful boys (when we weren't supposed to have any) and other blessings too numerous to name.  I found a website that supports orphans in Guatemala.  I emailed them for information on how we could be of help to them.  One home in particular caught my attention.  Mama Carmen's Home.  She is an elderly lady who takes boys and girls into her home in Guatemala City.  She also accepts special needs kids.  Two things close to our hearts.
Anyway, the lady that emailed me back said that they really needed someone to donate the money for new shoes for the kids.  I emailed back with an immediate "OK" and what kind of goal were we talking about.  I'm thinking $200 or something...try $3200!  For shoes...but then I LOOKed with His eyes and see all those kids.  They deserve new shoes.  That's the least we could do out of our riches.  Do I have $3200?  No way.  Does God?  Absolutely.  So we'll accept the challenge to raise this money.  Don't know where we'll get it but these kids will have new shoes come January!
"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."  Matthew 25:45

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