"I learned after just one morning of serving others
that passion follows obedience."
About a month ago, God put it on my heart to look at my everyday activities and use them for Him. I have a bike I ride every day; I know how to make breakfast burritos; and I have some spare time every week. I knew I could use these things to “feed the need” for those who were homeless and living around my neighborhood. I knew it was God prompting me to do this because I had never done anything of significance in serving homeless people and, candidly, was not even comfortable sharing the gospel message with people I knew, much less those I didn’t know. I learned after just one morning of serving others that “passion follows obedience” and I immediately developed a passion for finding and helping these people with both food and water as well as sharing the gospel.
I ask each of the people I encounter the same question, “Is there something I can pray for you about?” That questions begins the conversation and wherever it goes from there, I always end my time with them in prayer. The wonderful thing about prayer for others, even those who are non-believers, is that I am honoring and glorifying God; the experience is humbling and sanctifying for me; and I’m getting to do something of significance for someone else! It’s a trifecta of awesomeness: After doing this four weeks in a row, it has become a habit that I plan to continue indefinitely— and I look forward to my sons joining me when they are ready.