We should ensure our heart is prepared by God’s Spirit for anyone who crosses our path today. While God wants us to care for people’s physical needs, if our focus is limited to the temporal, we may miss a great opportunity to change their eternal future. When I look back to the point in my life when my heart was hopelessly broken—it was a time of great physical, emotional and financial vulnerability. I was desperately seeking to find someone stronger than myself. Yes, I could have really used a boyfriend, more money and more confidence—but that wasn’t what I needed to solve the root of all my problems!

I am forever thankful for the dear friends who showed me how to find friendship with God.

Now, He solves all my problems.

God’s friendship has inspired me to help others find their friendship with Him. Leading others to Him is a sacred trust. Paul’s description of this is beautifully captured in the Book of Thessalonians: “For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man,  but to please God who tests our hearts.For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.” (1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:3-7)

We can do more for a destitute, hurting heart than give him food and shelter—we can introduce him to the Heavenly Father who will never leave or forsake him. To do so, we must keep our hearts close to our Heavenly Father who knows every heart so that we will be prepared to spring into action with His wisdom and love. When we live close to God, we are heart-ready for every person or situation. Thanks be to God for the glorious gift He has given us to share with others!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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