CALLED TO BE COMPASSIONATE

Read Galatians 6:7-10

“Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart- verse 9”

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows this will he reap “verse 7

I lived in an agricultural society and hence I am well conversant with the principle of sowing and reaping .Sowing in God’s field is sowing in a fertile ground. Doing good works, loving others, showing generosity to the poor, widows, the sick and the orphaned kids is sowing in God’s fertile field.

The Bible teaches us that when we give to the widows and the poor orphans is like lending or giving to God. All those in the ministry of caring for the fatherless and the widows let know that we are doing all for our savior and lord Jesus Christ.

Serving God in church ministry, prayer group, leadership, and evangelism, giving to promote missions of the church and missionaries, all that is sowing on a fertile ground.

The word of God warns and discourages us from sowing in the Flesh. Sowing in the flesh is dedicating your time and resources to the things that do not please God, always serving your own personal interest and comfort, engaging in evil practices that do not please the lord.

The benefits of sowing in the spirit will lead us reap external life. We live in a world that is engulfed by huge problem of huger and starvation, civil strife and conflicts, to just name a few.

I have seen refugees in Kenya and other parts of Africa. In Africa continent there is movement of people everyday either because they are running away from hunger and starvation or because of war. One of our kids we sponsor from Nairobi is daughter of a refugee family from Congo. They had to free their country some years back because of war. When you are helping a kid in Kenya it is only good who knows the impact that they might has are so huge .Those helping in the front line can be fatigued by the magnitude of the problem..

Once Mother Teresa was challenged that her work among the poor slum children was like a drop in the ocean and this is what she said. I quote

“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean but if the drops were not there, the ocean would be missing something”

We are so grateful that many people from the states have been sponsoring orphans and destitute in Kenya since 2002.They have been adding drops into the ocean of millions of many orphans’ kids in Africa. Some of the kids they have been helping are in primary school, high school and Universities. Let us not throw towels for the little things we do for the Lord. Sometimes we are tempted to do what when we see as if our efforts have no impact.

Those of us who live and stay with the sponsored kids are witnesses that the $30 sponsors send a month has been meeting the basic needs of the child in term of food subsidy, clothes, school levies, and supplies, medical care. The money has been stretched to do a lot. The impact is big.

Let not our attitude be poisoned by fatigue.

“Let us not lose heart in doing good for in due time we shall reap it if we do not grow weary” (verse 9 N.A.S)

If you are feeling like you are in a helpless situation today, do not give up. The good seeds you plant in God’s vineyard will yield good results in his time. Keep up the good work.