I woke up with a killer headache this morning and a sore throat. :-( Cold season is here!
Jay made me a breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast…
…and the rest of my day looked like this:
Although I hate being sick, sometimes it’s nice to sit and do nothing every once in awhile!
Today I signed up for the Hope Run Kenosha, a 5k race and walk to help raise awareness of the human trafficking happening right here in Kenosha County, as well as raising funds to help the cause.
Coincidently, (except not, right?) I came across this passage in Isaiah. God was explaining how fasting and praying, although good things, mean nothing to him if they’re done for the wrong reasons. Then he says this:
No, this is the kind of fasting I want:
Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
lighten the burden of those who work for you.
Let the oppressed go free,
and remove the chains that bind people.
7 Share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
God is making something clear here. If you worship him, pray and sacrifice for him, but don’t help the poor, then God doesn’t want it. He doesn’t want your praises, your prayers, your good deeds… if you’re not loving others the way he commanded us to.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Are we helping the least of these? Is our worship or service truly pleasing to God unless we’re loving others, especially the oppressed?
Convictionnnnnn. I could definitely be doing more to love on God’s people!
I wish the race wasn’t on a weekday or have it in the morning :(
Aw, bummer. I agree, it is pretty unusual to have a race at night, but it could be fun to try something different. Don’t worry, there are plenty more races! :)
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