Walking up to a
stranger, offering to help or assist someone in need means different things
to different people. The parable of the Good Samaritan illustrates
this point beautifully. People have reasons for acting and not acting.
To go so far as to judge the "right of these activities are are not
really for us. What
drives us and the "why's" of our actions, many times are not
known to others. Acts of both benevolence and selfishness are truly
only known to the actor. But
there is another that knows the truth.
Hear the Good News, God does
in fact know our heart.
This is especially good news to those who make mistakes through
good intentions. Each time we reach out and act in a manner that
glorifies God, as long as we are being faithful to God's call on our
life and scripture, it will be okay. I guess the point is this: listen to God,
respond to God, and do not worry about the ridicule or anything else that
might come. Do we answer to
man or to God?
mistake prone as I am, and as imperfect
as some of my actions are, Lord, keep my heart true to You.
Lord, I feel You have blessed me with a Heart and Spirit that can come
only from You, and for that I thank You. Let everything I do,
glorify You. Let me listen to the promptings from my heart and give me
the strength and the courage to follow through on just that. You do
know me, and oh, that feels so good. Thank
You for all You have done in my
life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.