I think God puts certain people on our heart for a reason.
Reference: “This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not relent. They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.” Amos 2:6 NIV
Explore: I’ve always felt compassion for elderly people. I’ve never liked to see them taken advantage of or left helpless.
As a child we would watch a TV show about a small town hospital. Every time there was an older person who was sick or dying I would always get quite upset.
I can’t explain what it was, I’ve just always felt a great deal of empathy for the elderly.
Application: I think God puts certain people on our heart for a reason. It might be a whole group of people or it might be specific people who come into our lives.
God calls us to be His hands and feet here on earth so, in us exploring our feelings for others, we are in turn exploring the heart God has for His people.
This isn’t a new concept. God’s people have been caring for those less fortunate for thousands of years.
Amos, the prophet who wrote the Old Testament book, was a big advocate for social justice. He spoke up about the harsh treatment those in power had over those less fortunate.
God calls us from the same heart today. He still desires to see all people treated equally and He still calls us to be His hands and feet to do it.
There is a group of people God has put on your heart. What can you do to stand up for them today?
Prayer: Lord, give us the courage to speak up for those who don’t have a voice. Amen.
Who can you stand up for today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.