Without, Human, Applause, Today, that is the name of a group Karen and I have started. We meet every Tuesday at the Oakdale Rescue Mission and what a blessed meeting it turns out to be. The first meeting had one person show up and the next couple of classes we were gaining people in two’s, till our fourth class which held thirteen! We actually had to close off the meeting because we didn’t have room to hold any more people in this particular meeting spot. Praise God, He gave us the perfect amount and this group has been truly awesome, to say the least. Everyone feels comfortable enough to share how their week has been with all the good things they’ve accomplished. The purpose of this group is to go out and help others by loving thy neighbor, but there’s a catch. Our goal is to do good deeds and help others but without taking credit for any of it. We need to store our treasure in Heaven and not to look or wait for people to say, ” Well done”. This can be very challenging at times because we all like an ” at-a-boy”, at times. Jesus never did works to get a pat on the back, He did all His work for the glory of God, giving Him all the credit. I love when something nice happens for me, something unexpected and I’m sure we all do from time to time. In our book, Are U up For The Challenge, I wrote about a time when my wife and I were lead by the Holy Spirit to share our wealth. We had a financially relieving week so we set out in search of someone to bless. After having a couple of thoughts that didn’t pan out we decided to have the Holy Spirit guides us and He did, straight to a restaurant, found a table full of about 12-15 person’s. We paid for the meal with a tip to follow and left the building without waiting to see the reaction of the party. 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the chance to be a better Christian than we were the day before. Help us today to give without the applause from others, letting it be to your glory. Thank you for being with us in us and around us, in Jesus precious name Amen!

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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