Listening to the spirit

Yesterday I had something interesting happen. There was a young homeless man standing on the street corner trying to sell used jeans. He was talking to someone who wasn’t there, and I felt for him. I drove by where he was standing and went to Starbucks. As I was walking in, and it was like God spoke to me. What I heard in my spirit was Matthew 25:40 – “In as much as you have done unto one of the least of these, you have done it unto me.” Needless to say, I went back and gave the young man some money.

There is a homeless issue in America. I told my girls and my wife years ago; don’t ever stick your arm out of the car window with money to help the people on the street. Before you think bad of me, let me finish. I told them to tell me where the people were, and I would go and give. I didn’t want them to be in harms way. Over the years there is no telling how much money I have given to people on street corners. In my humble mind, the gifts I give to those in need help two people. Them and me. I have found that many good and caring people will turn up their nose and say things like, “it’s their own fault – if they had done this or that – they should get a job,” and many more similar statements.

These statements help them feel better about themselves for not helping that person. Every time I give to one of these people it is like a bell ringing in my heart that reminds me of how I got to where I am, and it was not me. It was God’s hand on me. It also reminds me of Psalm 8:4 “who am I that you are mindful of me.”

So yesterday I had a little God moment and maybe because of this I was able to help the young man. It wasn’t all about him, it was also about me and my heart. God will speak to you through his prompting of the holy spirit,,, if you let him. KT

1 thought on “Listening to the spirit

  1. When I go out to shop for groceries, I look for people to help. I do this because of all the help I was given to get to where I am now. I agree that it is such a blessing to be able to give.

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