Monday, November 24, 2008

I Need to Pay More Attention

Thank you Ann for the beautiful angel you made that I am using. Visit Ann here.

I have made a decision recently, after thinking and praying about my heart and my neighbor's a couple of days ago I decided to reexamine the way I was praying for all my neighbors and my relationship with them.

Ephesians 5
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

I have been walking this particular path all wrong. I was doing the typical/accepted "Lord please be with my neighbors, keep peace and teach us to share and love, help them to find You"... bla, bla, bla and that's really what it began to feel like.

I decided (with God pointing me in the direction) to actually take the time God has given me and use it to find out what my neighbors needs are so I took a really close look at them and me this weekend.

The two men on my left drink too much, seem nice, but drink all day and night. They need some intervention Lord they need You to help them.

The family on my right (arrrrrrrrgh) remember them? Lord they desperately need You to find a way into their lives and help them with finances, spirituality, parenting, vocabulary and friendship. They need You to help them.

The old gentleman across from me, he is wobbly and slow, he is cranky and he is alone. I have never seen a family member or friend visit him. The only people that show at his house are rides provided for him by a service. Father he needs You to help him.

The lady across and to the left, has a 16 yo daughter and can't seem to handle anything that goes with that. I know that she only recently allowed her daughter to come home and live with her again so there is a real situation there Lord, they need You to help them too Jesus.

The man across and to the right of the old gentleman, his wife has left him, I have no idea why but she is gone. I don't know who did what right or wrong and they may not but, Father their marriage needs Your help.
(These are all the new kids Lord, show them all how to play peacefully and get along as friends: Jimmy, Serena, Angel, Junior, Bobby, Ronnie, Sierra, Nadine, Charles, Jacob and Nick, none of them play well together)

There are other neighbors but these are the ones I have contact with and can talk to You about. Father take this little bit of information and turn it into a really big project and step in to help these folks. If You can use me, show me the way, get me started Lord, and I am going to pay more attention from now on!

1 comment:

  1. Ouch! This stings. I don't even know the names of 90% of my neighbors. And I sure don't know any of their circumstances.

    It's a lot simpler to just live in my little world & ignore them, isn't it?

    Lord, help me to get to know my neighbors so I can pray for them intelligently and help when I learn of a need.

    Forgive me for living inside my little shell.



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