As Esther Pereira stepped into the back of the small, three-wheeled taxi, the driver questioned, “Where are you coming from?” She replied, “We are coming from under the bridge.” Eyes wide, the driver slowly turned around and said,
"You must be christians. no one else would dare go down to those filthy street children."
There are nearly one million street children in India, each with a tragic story. They are abandoned, malnourished, and uneducated, sleeping in cardboard boxes or on the ground. At night, they rummage through garbage, trying to find enough food just to survive.
Esther knew God was calling her to trust Him more, but how? She cried out,
Two years later, sixty-three children were calling her, "mom." One of her adopted daughters is Swapna. At the age of five, she tragically watched her mother die when a truck crushed her against a wall. Just three years later, her father died, leaving her and her younger brother orphaned and alone. Heart broken by their story, Esther and Peter adopted them both.
Esther said to Joy and me, “What if we had closed our eyes to the plight of street children? What if we had not obeyed the vision? What if we had not trusted God?"
do you feel god tugging at your heart to get involved in someone's life and help meet a need? what have your eyes seen? what do you believe you can do to share god's love with someone else?
Dare to ask God to use your life,
Do you know your life’s purpose or are you still searching? Pray this week for God to reveal His plans for you.
Will you put the irreparable past in God’s hands? How can you take a step out into the irresistible future with God?
Mary trusted God in a BIG way! Where is God showing you to trust BIG in Him?
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?