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Earlier today, I went to lunch with my husband. As we sat there we saw a homeless man come in and buy a drink with some change he had. He was carrying a Bible with him.  Then, we watched as he walked outside and sat in the grass next to a sign to enjoy his drink. The temperature here was close to 100 degrees and he sat in the hot sun, with no shade anywhere to be found.

We both kept glancing out to see if he had any food – he did not. As we got up to leave, my husband said out loud what we were both thinking – we could not stop thinking about the man and his Bible all through lunch. My husband went up and ordered a bunch of food worth more than our meals combined and walked out and gave it to this man as I started our car.

One reason I work from home is to earn and income and support my family, yes. But to me an income should represent so much more than that. I see so many people earning at their chosen professions but never giving back – just posting about new cars, new houses, extravagant vacations….  and I know that many of them never give back to those in need they come across in life. They are about earning for themselves and forget that this freedom and wealth they enjoy is a gift.

This post is not to ask for approval for our action – that is not at all my intent – I do not need approval or praise to help those in need – what this post IS however is a reminder to those who do not give to open your hearts to those in need.

As we make more money, we tend to spend more money. We must all remember that we are merely stewards of “our” riches, as they originated from God. Don’t let your riches steal your heart away from Him. If you find this happening, change your outlook on your income. Perhaps God didn’t give it to you to consume all of it, perhaps He gave it to you to share and bless others.

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’{Deuteronomy 15:11}