In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” – Acts 20:35
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
– Proverbs 19:17
This is Brinda’s journey via the Compassion Mobile Experience. Born in India, a place filled with poverty beyond what many of us know of. Brinda is now all grown up, but it was not too long ago that Brinda was a child like so many other children. A child born in poverty. Looking, searching and waiting innocently for Hope.
Hope eventually made it.
How I wonder what look befell Brinda’s face when Hope arrived. I wonder if like so many of us, Brinda was overcome with joy, sometimes doubting if Hope had actually arrived, jumping for joy and yet not wanting to jump so high just in case Hope decided to take off.
And no, Hope did not take off.
Brinda’s journey with Compassion International, reminds me of so many of our journeys.
Our lives before and with Christ.
This hope Brinda once searched for, the same hope we all search for and wait oh so eagerly for, is the very same hope that eventually made it to Brinda’s door, and blessed her beyond what she could ever dream or imagine.
Meaning, never give up on God.
He brings Hope, because He is Hope.
This Hope gave Brinda a second chance at life.
A beautiful life.
And if I were ever to doubt the presence of Hope in my life, my journey, then Brinda’s story is my ever constant reminder that Hope lives. That, Hope is alive and well in our hearts.
Brinda’s blessing of Hope is a “Fearless” kind of Hope.
This Hope brought through a man from New York, made it all the way to India to be a blessing to Brinda and her family. Not ever knowing truly how helpful he could be, this man answered a call for help, and in turn changed Brinda’s life forever.
Despite all the odds that might have faced him, He answered this call for help anyway.
“Fearless giving,” I call it.
What other words, I wonder “befits this generous act of kindness?” This action that goes beyond you and I, beyond the surface of our hearts and into the depths of hearts to bring hope and love.
This must be – Fearless giving.
Because when we make a decision to move beyond our space and into another’s space. To move beyond what feels comfortable and normal, to a space that feels uncomfortable and not normal, when we move into this unknown, unfamiliar space, we are in fact answering a call to boldness.
Moving into a Fearless, territory to bring hope.
Now that is divine purpose.
A fearless mover, is able to bring hope to one in need. Is able to move without wavering, and even when they waver, they move anyway.
Faith comes with fearless.
Fearless movers, move in Faith.
Faith in One much greater than us, much bigger than us.
And when I think of all the fearless givers and movers, like the fearless mover and giver that changed Brinda’s life. The Mother Teresa’s of our modern day world, I am reminded that we are all here for a greater purpose, and if ever I wanted to leave behind a legacy, then being a fearless giver is how I would want to be remembered.
“A fearless giver. Fearless mover.”
One who never wastes a chance at giving. A chance at receiving from God and giving through Him.
I wonder where many of us would be if it were not for Fearless givers, like this man from New York who sponsored Brinda? If it were not for Christ who died on the cross for us, so that we might have life and have it more abundantly.
I wouldn’t want to know.
Are you a – Fearless giver?
There is no one as blessed as a fearless giver. One who thinks not of himself, but rather of another and their need. We are all capable of being fearless givers. Of creating a movement that gives beyond our comfort zone, and brings hope to another.
My sponsor child James and the many homeless men and women have taught me what it means to be a fearless giver.
What it means to trust anyway, even when you have no idea how you will make it the next month.
Fearless givers trusts anyway.
My daughter’s and I are getting ready to sponsor our second child from India. We know its a girl, because the Lord has stirred that in our hearts. We are not millionaires by the world standards, but we are in Christ. Giving back has brought into our lives more than we could ever give back. In stretching forth our hands to help, we have in turn received more than we gave.
That’s what fearless giving gives back.
More than you imagined, or envision.
Sometimes I am tempted to scale back and may be hold off on sponsoring and giving more, but thank God for this fearless spirit that stirs back this great desire to make better this world of ours. To give back anyway, no matter what.
The Lord also continues to remind me that I am not alone.
That I do not make this fearless journey on my own, and that He is in me working through me.
Meaning whatever it is that our sponsor son James needs, or our soon to be sponsor daughter needs, or the homeless men and women on the streets, the Lord will provide.
Remember, its all about – Fearless giving.
I have also learnt that fearless giving has no boundaries. It goes where He calls us to, and gives anyway.
Fearless giving and this fearless movement, is a movement much like Christ’s movement and call to us, to serve the needy and help the widows.
To be a fearless giver, is to be Jesus to the least of us.
Would you consider joining this crazy but fearless movement of givers?
Will you trust that the Lord will provide anyway? That as you rise to be a blessing to another, to answer a call for help, that the Lord will rise and direct your paths and bring whatever is needed to meet your needs.
Will you trust that and move anyway?
No matter what your circumstances look like, trust that He will provide anyway. For there is nothing I have found as fulfilling and enriching as fearless giving. Nothing as awesome as this giving that takes us out of our comfort zone into a world unknown.
This giving that gives back, there is nothing quite as beautiful, as pure as fearless giving.
If you are considering joining this amazing rewarding fearless movement of giving, consider sponsoring a child through Compassion International
Until next week, may your week be filled with fearless giving and fearless moving. May you witness God at His best doing a work in you as you move in giving.
***Many thanks to Brinda for sharing her Compassion story through the Compassion Mobile Experience**