Thursday, October 10, 2013

I have enough (31 Days of Blessings ~ Day 10)

So last night I may have been a little tired. and cranky. After spilling my frustrations and crying about having a room of my own I was awaken to all that I have to be thankful for. Today, as I reflected on last night's post, my eyes were open wider. I humbly admit that I have little to complain about. I have a home, a family and a job that supports both. I have friends and family. Even though money has been tight in the past few weeks, I cut the grocery budget back drastically and found that I had plenty of food in the freezer and in the pantry to feed my family. I have enough and if I'm really honest with myself, I have plenty. 

There are many in this world that don't have enough. They don't have enough shelter to protect their families. They don't have enough food and water to survive starvation. My heart broke today as I thought of my cry for a room of my own when there are people in the world that cry for survival, cry for a bed to sleep in or cry to simply have a roof over their head. Lord, forgive me for my selfishness. 

Six MILLION Syrians have fled their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs. And yet I had the audacity to complain about not finding a quiet place to write. Shame on me. 

He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy on the needy. Proverbs 14:31

Today, as I counted my blessings, I was humbled knowing that there are many who have little to nothing. Many have left their homes to escape violence. Seeking refuge, having little, wondering what tomorrow will bring. Will you join me in offering hope to the refugees of Syria? 

 "Millions have fled to escape the slaughter that has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 innocent civilians." (World Help)

Often I make the excuses that money is tight and in this season of my life, the season of living pay check to pay check, it's just too hard to give. But if I'm honest I can recall that I still managed to stop at Starbucks last week for a Spice Pumpkin Latte. The reality is that I have enough. The reality is that I have a jar on top of the washing machine to collect loose change. The reality is that even if I only can give a little I can ask others to join me. A lot of people giving a little multiplies and let's be honest, every little bit helps. Even a "little bit" can create change and give hope. 

"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work." Mother Teresa

I'm going to cash in my change bucket, what can you do? Will you join me? Please pray for Syria and please consider donating to World Help to help the Syrian refugees. 

Here's what a little can do:

  • $120: Provides food and medicine for six refugee children for one month 
  • $360: Provides food and medicine for twelve refugee children for one month 
  • $1,200: Provides food and medicine for sixty refugee children for one month  
Join me HERE

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