A friend recently posted on Facebook asking people to pray for Kenya as many Christians there are having a really hard time.
I agreed that prayer is needed but added.
While you are praying for Kenya please also ask God if he wants you to do something practical. You can help feed and look after vulnerable children at a Christian children’s home in Kenya. See http://www.tlc-childrenstrust.org
I was pounced on because someone thought my comment suggested that prayer is not practical.
That was not my intention. I believe God has commanded us to pray and that He hears and answers prayer. So to help clarify my meaning I replied as follows:
Praying is very practical!!!
But frequently God also expects us to act. See James 2:17 and John 14:15. In Joshua 7 where we have the account of how the Israelites were in trouble. They were in danger of being destroyed. Therefore as their leader Joshua did the ‘spiritual’ thing. He called a prayer meeting. You can read his sincere heartfelt prayer in verses 6 to 8. Oh how he prayed. He tore his clothes and he cried out to God for help. In fact we are told that he remained in prayer the whole day.
Was God pleased?
God responded by saying Stand up! What are you doing down on your face? Verse 10. God said you don’t need to pray you need to obey. You know what you have done wrong. You know that there is sin and disobedience in the nation.
Stop praying and start obeying. Then I will be able to bless you.
In the light of this I suggested that the person also read James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
That is one of the reasons why we run Christian House Sitters. It enables Christians all over the world to have a vacation that they may not otherwise have been able to afford and all the income goes to looking after vulnerable children at a Christian Children’s Home in rural Kenya.
So may I ask you to do something practical in addition to praying?
Have a look at the 2 websites.
Ask God if He wants you to benefit from Christian House Sitters. http://www.christian-housesitters.com
Ask God if He wants you to help us provide for these needy children. http:@@www.tlc-childrenstrust.org
Then do what he says.
Last week one lovely lady had a stall at a craft market selling things that she had made and then she gave the proceeds to TLC Children’s Trust to help the children. This is a picture of her stand. We say a big thank you to her.
God bless you,
We are part of the registered charity
TLC Children’s Trust
UK Charity number 1156786
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