Monday, November 9, 2009

Orphan Sunday

This past Sunday was Orphan Sunday at our church where we studied James 1:27. "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

Let's all take this message seriously because orphans are greatly disadvantaged in this world. They are struggling in the world. It is our job to step up and make a difference. When we care for orphans and widows it helps us from being polluted by the world because we see the reality of how God sees "worldly" possessions. When you serve the orphans and widows you are challenged more to live unpolluted. When we live unpolluted we get closer to the heart of the Father.

God promises to work in the orphans and widows lives, so by getting involved we get to be a part of it and see Him at work... and in return it changes our lives. God calls for our hearts to break for the things that break His.... My prayer today is for your hearts to break and to take action by helping those that are in need. We are here on this earth to make a difference, to be doers of the word.. I challenge you to help those that are in need. There are many ways to act: prayer, sponsoring a child, go to serve in a country, or reaching out to our neighbors all around us in need. The Lord knows your calling but I encourage you to take a step of faith and ACT:)

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