Opportunity Knocking

Linda Soller | Sep 04, 2017

In the Drop-In Class, we often talk about recognizing when God calls us to serve. Many choose to try and ignore God. Surely, we know how we can serve Him the best. It can’t be possible that He would want us to take on that project or serve on that committee. Wouldn’t He prefer if we gave someone else a chance? Explain it any way you like, the truth is we need to listen more and talk less. We need to be still and know that He is God.

We’ve all heard the expression, “when opportunity knocks”. It usually refers to those opportunities we don’t want to miss like a great bargain or a new job, etc. So, does it apply to God? I think it applies every time He gives us an opportunity to serve Him. I know for myself the opportunities may not always be what I expected or at a convenient time, but if I’m careful to listen, I know what He wants me to do.

Are you tired of hearing about hate? Are you exhausted from the talk of terror? Do you feel like common sense isn’t all that common? Does your heart ache for those who suffer and don’t know where to turn? Last week hurricane Harvey landed a catastrophic blow to Texas and Louisiana. Lives were turned upside down and some were literally washed away. It brought back memories of hurricane Katrina. We can plop on our couch and say, “What can happen next, how much more can we take?” Or we could be still and listen. We might hear opportunity knocking!

Be bold in your faith, be generous, and be prayerful!    :o)  Linda

It’s never too late to give. Not sure where to give? Here are just a few opportunities!

  • The American Red Cross has made it easy for individuals to donate small amounts that add up to big relief. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. The Red Cross also needs blood donations.
  • Food banks may bear the brunt of relief efforts. We learned during Hurricane Katrina that it may be better to donate money instead of supplies, as delivery trucks may not be able to reach storm-damaged areas. Feeding Texas is a network of the state's food banks.
  • Diapers are not an item that disaster relief organizations often supply. You can pay for diapers for babies, seniors and others who need them via Texas Diaper Bank.



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