Monday, September 2, 2013

A Heart that Serves (Part 2): Learn to Look Out

Here’s the first part if you haven’t read it yet.

A Heart that Serves (part 2): Learn to Look Out In Luke 15, it tells of a shepherd who dropped everything to find his lost sheep. This is the amazing way God cares for you and me! And here’s something else amazing, God wants you and me to care for others in this same way! Here are a few ideas on learning to look out (caring for others)

We need to develop a “bountiful eye.” A bountiful eye is kinda like the eyes of the Lord, which “run” and “range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9.) So, when you are with friends or relatives, be sensitive to ways they may be hurting. But what do we do when we find someone in need? We need to be able to reach out to them. Talk to them. Cry with them. But ultimately take them to Jesus. (Isn’t that the best thing we can do for someone?)
  Next, we need to be all there. Before we go anywhere we should pray that we will go to give. To reach out. To look out. While you’re at a Bible study or church, don’t be thinking about what you’re doing later in the day or what you did yesterday. Be all there! If you’re thinking of other things, how can you be on the look out for hurting friends? While at church or with a youth group I want to challenge you to divide and conquer. What I mean is don’t just stay with one group of friends. How can we give to others if we are constantly with our best friends? Be alert for those who are off by themselves or new to church.

 This is something I need to work on. I’m not one who can walk up to a new girl at church and just start talking to her. That’s just not me! But, I’d like to work on that, because, what if that girl standing all alone would be me? Wouldn’t I want someone to talk to me? So, please pray for me as I work on this! 


  1. Very encouraging post, Tashia!

    His Princess,

  2. I read the book when I was 14, It's very good and it helped me a lot. I loved reading this post, keep it up girl(:

    -Hannah Sue


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