"For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Psalm 107:9
We live in a land of overindulgence. You want fast food...have it 24 hours a day! You want more T.V. Channels...Just add them. Want the newest fashions...go out and buy them. It's all around us. At our finger tips. We live life as gluttons in many areas or our life.
Don't like something? Want something different? Then most of us have the ability to change that....And we fill our lives with meaningless stuff. And as we continue to fill our stomachs. Fill our closets. Fill our homes...many others go without.
I wonder if in order to receive soul-filling satisfaction it will take a complete turn in our thinking. It's no longer about me and what I want, but it's about what others need and how I can fill a need in their lives.
So often I have walked by others an ignored an obvious need in their life. Living in a culture that screams self-reliance it's hard to break free of the thought...
They should be able to take care of themselves. They should be able to help themselves.
Many times if we see someone who can't help themselves we reject them. They are unworthy of our help. Why would I waste my time and energy to help anyone who is unwilling to pick themselves up, dust off the dirt and carry on?
Tears come to my eyes just thinking that at one time I had this attitude. I had these thoughts. How ungrateful I am for the help that was once given to me. Now my heart burst with the thought of how many people are in need of help just an arms length away from me. The joy filling their faces when a need is met. The prayers for help are answered. The heart of God rejoicing because we have opened our hearts to listen to Him. We are reaching out and taking care of the least of these.