Your Voice.

How should we respond to protests about injustice?

Proverbs 31:8-9 (https://bit.ly/2xrft1D) challenges us to stand up and show we care about injustice, by speaking against it. God calls us to use our voice to speak for those who have no voice. The well off can defend their own rights, but nobody listens to those without influence.

Saying Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter, it is simply speaking for those who are being treated unfairly by the system and whose voice is not being heard.

How will you speak up against injustice in your community?

Lord, help me to speak up for the change you want to see.

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Your Justice.

It’s not fair!

Often, we confuse fairness with equal actions, but giving everybody the same is unjust, some people have a head start!

1 Corinthians 12:21-26 (https://bit.ly/2B5RJXW) calls us to give special favour to those who are not valued. That balances justice, like giving shorter people a box to stand on so they can look tall people in the eye! Helping people who are mistreated because of race or background is to love like Jesus and show that all people matter. That might require radical change to society and will cost those who had a head start.

Lord, help me show that all people matter, by helping those who have less.

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Your Care.

How do you feel when you see somebody treated badly?

1 Corinthians 12:21-26 (https://bit.ly/2B5RJXW)reminds us that we are all part of God’s family and that each person is equally important to Him. So, each person should matter to us too. When one person is hurting, we should share in their pain and care about their struggles.

Who in the world has been abused and left behind?
Who around you are hurting and in need?

It’s time to stand up and show the love of Jesus to those in need (1 John 3:16-18 https://bit.ly/3fRVEq3).

Lord, sorry for not caring about those who are forgotten and left behind. Help me make the sacrifice to help them.

#WordsHavePower
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Your Generosity.

Is there a roof over your head?
Will you get 3 meals today?
Do you know Gods love for you?

Often, we have a poverty mindset that says we can’t afford to help, because we focus on those with more than us. Spend time with people with less than you and you will realise how privileged you are. Consider how much God has given you and you will realise how much you have to give. And when you see the abundance of what God has given you (1 Chronicles 29:10-16 https://bit.ly/3exrbNB), you will be inspired to be generous to others.

Lord, help me to see what you have given me and to share what I have with others out of love.

#WordsHavePower
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