The Blog of Jack Holloway

Friday, November 1, 2013

Let me tell you about this Facebook group that takes care of people

For several months now, I've been a part of a Facebook group called Provide that gives people an opportunity to provide for the needs of others, as well as have their own needs provided for. Whenever people need something, be it car repair, rent that they are unable to pay, food, etc., they can post it on the Provide page, and the manager of the group, Michael McBride, will create a fund-raising page for it that makes it easy for people to contribute.

I love this group. Deuteronomy 15 and Acts 4 provide examples of a community of people that manage their money off of God's abundant generosity, and this group models that. This group fosters a community in which there are no needy people, and in which people can be ministered to through meeting their needs, and where people can minister to others by meeting their needs. Such a community is inspiring and is one of which we need many more in our country.

That leads me to the purpose of this post: we need more people to be involved. The more people we have, the easier it will be to meet needs. So, please, click here, join, and invite others to join. I am excited about what God has been doing in this community and what he is going to do in the future.
"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?" 1 John 3:16-17
"Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same." Luke 3:11

"All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need." Acts 4:32-35

"There need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today. For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you. If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need." Deuteronomy 15:4-8

"Freely you have received; freely give." Matthew 10:8

"The righteous gives and does not hold back." Proverbs 21:26

 "Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you." Matthew 5:42

"Lend without expecting to get anything back." Luke 6:35

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the invite, I can't wait to see how this community grows.