Well I rolled into Winston-salem this afternoon ahead of an expected snow storm. First in line to unload in the morning.
Hope to get out before the storm hits.
I thank the Lord for the safe trip down here.
Had an interesting experience last night with someone I thought of as a friend.
It seems this gentlemens journey to central America has been a tad bit stressful over the last few days. I received a pm on facebook with this friend needing some money because if he didnt have it by today they would be evicted.
This man is a minister so I do understand the need for proper finances.
Well to make a long story longer, I wrote him back and said I could send some money friday, payday for most of us.
He answered back that I failed, that anyone could spare a dollar, that I was commanded in scripture to give, and he gave the verse which basically said not to withhold from those to whom it was due.
My intention is not to question his faith in Christ, my thought is why should he be “due” money that I work 70 hours a week for?
His website does have what I refer to as “good” information. I wouldn’t call it excellent as his articles mainly parrot information that has been online for some years. I do not know how many people he has led to the Lord, nor do I agree with all of his views. Yet he apparently feels he is due money that I have worked for.
My charity donations go to organizations which have a history of good works such as voice of the martyrs or to missionary organizations, also to local food banks; all of which never claimed my time and money was due to them.
I give as the Lord directs me to do and only to those organizations or groups which I can verify that they are not going to waste my investment into their works.
This man has left the US because he felt the Lord direct that away, on this we share a commonality; that being that this nation is under judgment. His bills were coming due and he was coming up short. That was the reason for his request for funds.
My thought was why send out a bulk email asking for help? If he was going to take the time to respond personally perhaps he should have sent personal emails with personal requests.
But alas, time passes and eternity marches on. Spilt milk is nothing to whine about and perhaps my perceived friendship was just an illusion or shadow of something.
The Lord will judge the integrity of my heart Him alone, it is to Him only that is ” due ” anything in my life and to those whom He burdens my human heart to donate to; and so far it hasn’t been to ole wotisname.
God Bless you and remember to continually Bless God.