This month has been an interesting turn of events. I resurrected a book I wrote years ago
called 300 Days: Out of the dark night. No matter what the Lord does with it, each heart that reads it has
been touched. I am amazed at His timing! I realized that without these 300 days, I would not be working
with Families in Recovery, writing this blog, or doing prayer ministry.
This is an excerpt that I felt led to share:
Day 26- One man dead, another rejected by the body of Christ. What are we doing to be God’s heart
to even the least of these? Do you love me? Feed my sheep – even those who may not have clean clothes
to wear or those who may be caught in the chains of addiction. Love them! Just as they are- because your
Father God loved you just as you were!
Last night one homeless man was shot, and another wished he was because a church refused
to show God’s love unconditionally. As believers, do we love from a distance, or do we show
love in action? Psalm 145 says that all creation will praise the Lord. All creation is touched by
God, resulting in an eruption of totally extravagant praise! It all starts with God’s love. He loves
the man sitting on the street corner smelling like alcohol. He loves the crack addict who has
failed at treatment three times and sleeps on a cardboard box in an abandoned lot.
It is easy for us to say that God loves them, but do we? As I was praying for “the least of these,”
God allowed me to experience His love in a new way. I found myself experiencing God in the
very place where I had hid in the back row. I knew that I was beginning to overcome the
darkness and learn to walk in the light. God’s love celebrates as His creation loves… believers
opening the doors to those in need, whether they smell good or not.
Now, looking back on what I wrote years ago, I ask myself- what am I doing
to love like Jesus loved? He helped me walk out of the dark night, I owe Him my love
for the “least of these,” the ones He longs to have set free. How about you?
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