Testimony of Feeding the Least
Scripture that spoke to me pertaining to this testimony –
John 16:13-14 (KJV) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Matthew 25:34-40 (KJV) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Praise God. It is good to repent and fellowship with the Lord, amen. He doesn’t let up on us, praise God. Let’s keep this one short as typing these out consumes too much time. Here we go:
I don’t use FB much.. For the most part, I log in each morning with my coffee for a quick scroll and posting of a daily devotion, scripture, etc. Recently, I was in dialogue on messenger with a friend on the web version of FB (I don’t use messenger on my phone). There was about a day delay before I would get back to my friend, so I decided to install messenger. I have done this many times in the past as a temporary measure. Once done, I uninstall messenger.. (I don’t agree with what FB, Google, etc. do with our data, so I limit their exposure).
This time, I went to uninstall and I felt? heard? thought? sensed? that I should keep it installed. This went against “my thoughts”, and knowing that His thoughts are higher than mine, I simply listened.. “Yes Lord”, with a shrug of the shoulders. But, to maintain privacy, I went into the settings so that I’m not viewable as ‘active/online’. – Another item I have always done until I’m finished with the conversation and it’s removed. As I was changing the setting, I heard? felt? sensed? “How can you be used if someone is in need?” – Again, this went against “my” way, the way I’ve always handled messenger. Simply, “Yes Lord”, with a shrug. When the flesh/humanistic ideals/my own ways do not like what is being considered, I’ve learned to accept and go against the pride of life.
Move forward 1 day, and I had an illness last night. Was trying to make it to a prayer meeting, and couldn’t make it. I said, “Lord, you see my heart. I want to go.” Typically, I would press through any fleshly challenges and trust God will take care of me.. but last night, I simply couldn’t go. When that was determined, I said, “I guess you have other plans? I’ll spend time with you. :)” Then, *ding* goes my phone..
An ol’ friend in Pensacola, FL.. “My landlord evicted us. We (wife, grand daughter and step son) are outside sleeping under a walking bridge in the park. We’re hungry.” Helped him find some resources and he found a friend to get a shower in at, and we (the Lord and I) had a pizza delivered there. :)
Afterwards, it was realized.. Sometimes the hardships (the sickness I had)… there’s more to the story than just what I’m experiencing. On the mountain I will praise Him, and in the valley even more.. Amen.