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Living on the Bare Essentials

Today for the internship we got a chance to do some outreaches. The one our group was assigned to was called “Bags of Love.” Essentially we filled plastic bags with items that homeless people may find useful and proceeded to pray about whom God would have us give them to. 

To make a long story short we found these two homeless guys named John and Spider Tom. John had some sort of bi-polar condition, heard voices was married and divorced twice, had three kids, his parents were divorced and left him when he was fifteen and his dad beat him without reason. Spider Tom was a Special Forces Recon veteran who had definitely spent some time in war. 

We got to talking and one of the girls named Queen in my group asked John, “So what do you think are the three essential things somebody needs to live.” 

After sorting out his thoughts verbally John came to the conclusion that to live one needs: 

1.  Your faith

2. Water

3. – (“Umm? That was only two!)

Food was eliminated because humans can live for quite awhile without it and air was also implied. 

This experience really got me thinking because I’ve been so used to living in plenty that I’ve really lost sight of what’s important in life. 

Matthew 4:4 NLT

But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,‘People do not live by bread alone,but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

I think its important to realize how crucial the presence of God is to our lives. Think about it, 

every 

thing

comes 

from 

God.

Scientists don’t believe in cold, rather a lack of heat. They also don’t believe in darkness rather a lack of light. The bible tells us that every good and perfect gift comes from God. That means everything! In the end our source of life is God. Boom.

Marinate.

Long Jack Lobo

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