Daily Archives: October 14, 2008

A little piece of my heart

This is a little piece of my heart-

Lately, working on gathering names of women and children who are needy in my community, so that as a church we can provide for them.  I have done this for several years, but last year was the first time that I had the experience of a church family that got involved and helped.  For most of them it was a first time.  I am huge on follow up, I don’t want to just feed their bellys (although if that is all they will let me do, I am okay with that).  So normally I plan a follow up Christmas party (happy birthday Jesus) and invite the same families, and try to pull Christmas together for their children.  They always get the Gospel message in this.

This year the Lord has been laying something different on my heart.  As I worked through it and talked with my Pastors, I became very excited about it.  This year we are looking to the church family to adopt a needy family, and when delivering the food for thanksgiving, start building a relationship with them, follow up with providing Christmas for the same family, and share the Gospel with them, invite them to church, and genuinely just walk beside them.

My first time doing this, I ended up on a doorstep of an elderly woman in a three room apartment with three generations living with her, when I spoke of Jesus she cried…and my heart shattered to here her story. She was under a witness protection program, moved and forgotten…she hugged me and said…”I know Jesus and I know HE sent you to help me, thank you, this little baby only has two diapers and is drinking his last bottle”  HE does things like this if we just follow…oh that we would have spirits that follow!

Some of my readers that have been with me since http://darla-overcomer.blogspot.com  know that this is my heart.  I love talking to these people, and showing them Jesus.  When one comes to Christ, I know the party in my heart that goes on, I try to imagine the party that happens in Heaven. 

As the Holidays are fast approaching us, would you pray for the Lord to guide you to that one person who truly needs something that you can provide?  I don’t have much and I can tell you that it isn’t a prerequiste.  God always provides. 

Father God, please help us to be your hands and feet, to have willing hearts, and to be a picture of your love…not just some days but everyday, and every where we go.  I love you so!

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Blog Love

I have been wandering around on the blogosphere in search of hearts! That sounds strange, but some blogs are set up for family to keep in touch, and somehow I feel like I am intruding. Although its a blog for all to read.  In my search, I have been looking for hearts that have servants heart, a mode for outreach, and first and foremost a heart for God.  Yes, I have those already, but  I know the body of Christ is bigger than my bubble, and I have never been good at bubble dwelling.  I guess my past has caused me to be somewhat of a wanderer.  Love me anyway!

Here are some blogs I would love for you to visit.  Blogs that fan the flame in my soul to keep moving in the direction that the Lord has already put on my heart.  Nuf said??

DaRonn

@ngie

Rehanna

The LORD has put these people on my heart to love and pray for, to find ways that I can help support their mission.  These are our sisters in Christ, and our brother in Christ, another part of our family…Thank you Jesus for putting them in my path, and using them to keep it alive and moving…thank you for their hearts that are following hard after you in the direction that you have set for them, and Father bless them.  Give them a special sense of YOU today, as they are your hands and feet in living out your love to those they come in contact with. And help us to see the ways in which we can also be of assistance to them or to those around us.  Praise you Jesus for what you are doing around the world, and for loving the children and saying “Let the children come to me”…How awesome You are! Always in Jesus name, your princess

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