Today has been such an eye opening day for me. I have such a new perspective on life and how I want to live my life. After meeting someone who has unexpectedly, quickly become very close to my heart...everything changed...
My heart breaks for those who feel like they have no hope. So lost in their own little world that they don't know which way is up. It amazes me the affect someone can have on a person without ever knowing it. When someone touches your life like that you just can't contain it. It's all you talk about, think about, write about...And sure, people will get annoyed. But so what? God has called us to share His love. What are we doing if we aren't showing God's love through our lives? Nothing. And that is what I learned today. When you sit and listen to someone talk about their life and their trials and you realize how they live every single day, you become so thankful for all that you have. As I type this I'm sitting on my big comfy bed with my soft pillows and warm blankets. In my nice bedroom with all my clothes and shoes and stuff I don't need. In my wonderful house with plenty of food. And my nice car parked outside. And then I start to think.... there's people sleeping on the ground tonight, there's people who are going to sleep hungry, people who don't know where their next meal is coming from, people who walk to every place they need to get to, people that wear the same pair of pants every day...and my heart breaks.
I'm not writing this to make you feel sorry for others..or to pity them. I know life is about choices and people have to make their own decisions. But maybe they just need that little push. A smile can go a long way. I think it's important to be aware of the people around us and to show them that they are loved. Sometimes people just need to be shown that there is hope for them. There is hope for the brokenhearted. Jesus didn't die for us so we would just live our own little lives and not pay attention to anyone else or care about anything but our own needs. We are called to share the love of the Lord. So I challenge you to this: next time you drive by a homeless person, just give them a smile.You don't know how you can change their day just by acknowledging them.
Really just needed to share what was on my heart tonight. I haven't written in my blog in forever!!! I miss it!
Going to sleep with a heavy heart tonight....but finding peace in knowing that there is power in prayer :)