Often Christians desire to be a blessing to others in a tangible way. For those in Springfield, Missouri, KWFC radio is providing that opportunity. They and the LaTour Advisory Group are Sponsoring “Home Free for a Year.” The contest winner will be announced at the Mark Lowry/Martins/Stan Whitmire concert on Friday, April 29 at Crossway Baptist Church.
You can go onto the KWFC web site and nominate someone that you feel needs to have their rent paid for one year. Those eligible must be paying rent or a mortgage. Who determines who wins?. An out of state team will choose the best five and then the LaTour Group will make the final selection. You must read the rules that are posted on the KWFC web site and follow them for the person(s) you nominate to be qualified.
The last day to recommend someone is Friday, April 15. Be praying about anyone that you know that could use this kind of blessing. It will definitely be a Godsend for someone. This kind of monetary gift is unusual for most people. We might be able to help with some small need, but making someone else’s rent for a year is beyond the confines of most check books.
When thinking about ministry, the question to ask is what can I do? Can you supply someone a meal or groceries for a meal or two? Do you have the training and ability to repair a car or help make home repairs. Sending a check to a not for profit organization or giving a friend a few needed bucks is great.
Jesus said that He came to be a servant and has called each of His followers to do the same. To be a servant you must find what you can do and who needs this type of service. Our community is heavy with companies that will perform jobs or services for you. Everything from plumbing to window washing can be taken care of for pay. What can you do for someone without being paid? This is true Christian service.
The next time someone needs some painting done, a lift to the grocery store or church or a baby sitter for an evening, volunteer. Advise them in advance that this is a gift you wish to present to them. If they want to know why, tell them your Lord and Savior told you to do it. There is a possibility that some may try to take advantage of you and start asking you to help them all of the time. Others who can afford to hire someone may expect you to drop everything you have to do and be at their beck and call.
When this happens, let Jesus guide you when to say yes and be helpful and when to say no and let people stand on their own. That’s another word from the Bible. If someone wishes to eat, they should be willing to work. Being a slave to Christ does not mean that we are to be used and abused. The catch word recently has been “paying it forward.” That is different from helping someone that helped you first. As a Christian be the first to offer aid and be willing to accept it, when a brother or sister in Christ makes the offer to serve you.