The focus was of giving, believing, and seeking the Lord’s will in our everyday lives.
A generous person will be blessed for he shares his food with the poor.
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
We give to others because we believe. We give because it is in scripture. We give because of the abundant gifts we have been given by our faith in Jesus Christ and it overflows from the love He has poured onto us! To give is through not only monetary gifts, but of the simple act of listening, helping hands, sharing joy with one another, and serving your time on behalf of someone else. Giving is simply the overflow of love.
By believing and having faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are able to share with others what faith truly looks like through obedience to Him.
As believers we have to be careful not to get lost in the daily shuffle of life. We can go day to day without slowing the pace enough to see something right in front of us. Something as simple as recognizing a face that says, “I need someone to talk to.” Taking the time for those short sweet conversations, time to listen, time to be still, and more importantly time with our Father.
A lot of the time we underestimate the power of our Lord and Savior and don’t fully trust or believe of what he’s truly capable of. The word "one" is singular, so do we let that singular word deceive and intimidate us in thinking that one cannot make an impact? Sweet Sleep began with one, one person with a vision and a calling, and almost 10 years later the Lord has continually been faithful in providing for the orphan through the provision of beds!