Ecclesiastes 9:13-16 - “I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man. But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are not heard.”
James 2:5 - “Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom…”
Press into God’s presence every day
“The true purpose of prayer is to get into God’s presence so He can outline His agenda for us.” (Mark Batterson)
- Pray for spiritual eyesight
- Pray and ask God to allow you to open your eyes to the circumstances and the people around you.
See people the way God sees them
Know Him more
“The fruit of your life will reveal the root of your life.” (Mike Breen)
“If you’re not actively seeking to live in it, you don’t really believe it.” (Mike Breen)
“Mission is messy. It’s humbling. There’s no glory in it.” (Mike Breen)
“You cannot follow God in neutral.” (Erwin McManus)
“When our lives are shaped by the heart of God, we are able to respond without hesitation when the moment calls for courage.” (Erwin McManus)
Motivation for rescue
Galatians 6:14 - “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Romans 12:1-2 - “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (The Message)