THE HEART BEHIND
Behind all that we do we have the desire to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind and strength. To live by faith and not by sight and to know and live out that it is not by might, not by power but by God’s spirit that we work.
We want to live for the simplicity of the gospel, the raw gospel that God is sharing in His word. God is a Father and it was His idea to create families. First of all, He created His own family – we can be His children. In His care we are loved and protected. Then He created families on the earth, to represent Him. Within the family unit a child is protected, cared for and loved. Children without a family are extremely vulnerable. That is why God is so passionate about protecting the orphans and caring for the ones in need. That is His Fatherheart speaking! And we want to express that Heart in the world around us.
Here is the sort of fast I want – (…) sharing your food with the hungry, taking the homeless poor into your house, clothing the naked when you see them, fulfilling your duty to your kinsmen! Then your light will burst forth like the morning, your new skin will quickly grow over your wound; your righteousness will precede you, and ADONAI’s glory will follow you.
The Bible verse of Isaiah 58 is the core of what we want to do: to share our food, to take the homeless into our house and cloth the naked. Seeing the one, building a relationship, caring and sharing. So they can grow up to become leaders, knowing who their Father in Heaven is because it has been shown to them.
‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you made me your guest, I needed clothes and you provided them, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the people who have done what God wants will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you our guest, or needing clothes and provide them? When did we see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’ The King will say to them, ‘Yes! I tell you that whenever you did these things for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did them for me!’
This is a story Jesus was sharing when He was talking about His Kingdom. Who does the Father bless? It is the one that saw the hungry and gave them food. The one who gave the thirsty a drink and bringing in the stranger. The one clothing those who need clothes. The one caring for the sick and visiting the prisoner. God says: “when you do that to someone, you are doing it to Me!” That is the heart of the Father. For us, this is what it is all about. This is what love looks like. And that is what we want to share in this world.