Heavenly Father, please let me win the lottery! This is the prayer that this man says every morning for a week. The man passes away and is in the presents of God. He asks God why he wouldn’t let him win the lottery, and God replies, “son, you need to buy the ticket to win!” There is a lot that God can and will do for us but we need to remember that we have to do some foot work as well. If a boxer just stood in the middle of the ring do you think the outcome would be the same as if he were to step aside and dodge? Lately this is how I’ve been feeling. I’ve been praying to God for a number of years for the homeless that really want to get off the streets, that they would find a place to rest. All the time the answer was right under my nose. Our God is all powerful and huge but He wants to see us in action and using His guidance. We don’t learn anything by standing still. A song that I heard on the radio had really impacted my heart. It tells of a man questioning God on why God hasn’t helped these unfortunate people, and God replies,” I did help them, I created you!” If that doesn’t encourage us to do more then I don’t know what would. Go out and do some footwork today. Step outside of your box and ask God what you can do to help someone. God bless you all!
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. View more posts