“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9, NIV
Devotional About Giving – Day 5
Lauren Puryear is a single mom living in New Jersey. Like many single parents, she works hard to keep food on the table. Several years ago, her grandmother who was passionate about helping others, died.
Determined to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and show kindness to others, Lauren started handing out food to the homeless in her city. But there was only so much she could do on her limited budget.
Then one day, she realized she could use coupons and buy items in bulk. Doing this allowed her to make meals for even more people. Many of Lauren’s friends became inspired by her action. They began going grocery shopping with her and helped organize a storage unit.
Lauren even started an organization called For the Love of Others in memory of her grandmother. She’s expanding to offer more services to the homeless and needy around her.
God may have given you a passion for meeting a need as He did for Lauren. The problem is that your big dream may feel overwhelming at times. That’s when it’s important to trust God to provide and focus on serving just the person in front of you.
God, show me how I can meet the needs of those around me. Give me a passion for reaching out to others who need to know that someone cares about them.