Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aug. 25

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

It's just plain simple: For us to be the "real deal" in God's eyes, we are to take care of the orphans and widows, and keep ourselves unstanined by the world. It seems simple doesn't it? But what are we doing to be real? Are we looking out for the orphans and widows? We see the widow women in the church and we just offer them a hug and a smile. Are we going beyond to make sure they are being taken care of, or are we just assuming that because they have grown children they are being taken care of. What do we know about them? It's time to get beyond ourselves and look to others. See if there is a need that you can help with and do it, don't wait for a project at the church or community to help with, find it! Now keeping ourselves unstained may be another posting on it's own! We really do need to be more focused on what are putting into our hearts and minds. It's time to put more Jesus in and get more of the world out! Think about what we listen to, what we read (other than the Bible) and what we are watching on TV. Do we think about Jesus sitting next to us (when He is really inside of us) and what we are exposing Him to? If He were sitting in the room with us, we would be listening to that music or watching that show or reading that book? We have a lot to think about!

1 comment:

  1. Amen to your post!

    When my late husband went to be with the Lord, my church family was incredibly supportive, not just for the first few days, but well into the months that followed. My family lives 1300 miles away and I was on disability. My church family took care of this widow and blessed me in abundant and wonderful ways!