October 30, 2014

Read: Luke 14:15-24

When I was growing up it was typical for my mom to invite a family over for lunch after church on Sundays.  It was always a different family, and often with the most kids and least finances.

I remember the time mom brought a homeless lady home to live with us for several  weeks until she  was able to find a job. Then there was the evening in high school I came to the dinner table, and there was a man eating with our family who my dad picked up off the street, hitch hiking thru town, cold, homeless, and lost.

Several years ago my mom worked at the Atlanta airport. A family was stranded overnight, so she brought them home, fed them a hot meal, and  gave them a warm bed, so they wouldn’t have to sleep in the airport.

These are  just a few example of my parents, literally, going out into the streets and bringing in the poor, hopeless, and even maimed to our dinner table, feeding them food, yes, but feasting them on the Bread of Life, Jesus.  

Ask The Lord to open your eyes to those around you starving for the TRUTH, desperate for Love, and in need of our Savior.

Pray: 

Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God for growth in your compassion and love toward others.  Offer prayers for your loved ones and others who do not know Jesus and for those in need.  Ask God to use you to tell others about Him and show His love. Offer prayers concerning your activities for this day and any special concerns you have.