Tuesday, August 12, 2014

make a difference


If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?

Through the last several years I have met several incredible people who live and work in our county.  Many of them have put their hearts on the line as they have stepped up to serve hurting people.  It is our desire at The Community to help those who are hungry and hurting homeless.  Through large projects and weekly benevolent help we have been able to help many people.

But there are some people who still tick me off.  These are the ones who say that someone else can help or that there are no people in need or that it is just not there problem.  None of that is true, but I am accountable only for my choices and to share my heart with others.

As I go about what we do I am constantly listening to music especially in car.  That is where I want to leave today’s devotion with you.  Matthew West’s song Do Something has grabbed my heart several times.

As you read the lyrics I pray that God will prepare each of us to be able to help more people see Him and get help…

"Do Something"

I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”

If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

I’m so tired of talking
About how we are God’s hands and feet
But it’s easier to say than to be
Live like angels of apathy who tell ourselves
It’s alright, “somebody else will do something”
Well, I don’t know about you
But I’m sick and tired of life with no desire
I don’t want a flame, I want a fire
I wanna be the one who stands up and says,
“I’m gonna do something”

If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

We are the salt of the earth
We are a city on a hill (shine shine, shine shine)
But we’re never gonna change the world
By standing still
No we won’t stand still
No we won’t stand still
No we won’t stand still

If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

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