The lord is my source.
The lord is my shepherd I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1)
What’s does it really mean?
Does one actually believe it or is it one of those Christian confessions without roots? We just say but don’t actually really really kinda believe. (as teenagers say “you get me, though” 😃)
It’s a hard one balancing faith and common sense. YOU CAN’T!!
Because faith is the assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen. (Hebrew 1:1).
Common sense is making decision based on new and historical data using logic. (I hope I’m right- my expression anyways😁).
So, if one believes the Lord is your source, there is no need to panic/ worry about bills being paid. Giving to the needy when one has a (perceived)greater need shouldn’t be an issue.
As Travis Greene sang: (God) You made a way, when our backs were against the wall and it looked like it was over. You made way.
God will make a way, where there seems to be no way, He works in ways we cannot see. (Don Moen)
Therefore, one should give cheerfully especially from a place of need. We assess the need, the person in need, our personal circumstances (i.e. from a stance of God being our source and no imminent harm to us) pray about it and then given.
Once we have the peace in our heart. The peace of God that passeth all understanding, one where you are just calm and can’t explain it. (that one!) Then give! Give! Give!
So, when in my perceived greater need, I will still give. So, help me God.
It can be hard, but such is life.
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1st published on 26/10/18 in journeyingfindingme.wordpress.com