Give us today our daily bread; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:11 & 13

Wig’s Word of God Today 6-21-2012

Give us today our daily bread; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:11 & 13

Sirach 48:1-14, Psalm 97 & Matthew 6:7-15

I have met many a person who is has obliged their life to live on the streets of America. I always ask them; “What drove you to the streets?” Many of them will say they lost their job or they were unable to stop their drinking or drugging. Sooner or later we all know any type of addiction will get the best of you and the end result is death. But somehow many of these people live for years on the streets seeking comfort from strangers and family alike as their only means of support.

They stand on corners with signs saying “Please Help, I’m hungry. I will work for food.” Some 0f you may think, “Sure buddy, you’ll work for food.” But believe it or not many will work for food or accept a meal of some sort if you just give them a chance to accept your kindness. For some reason I seem drawn to these people because of my past experience of living homeless, carless and jobless. Experiencing the effects of losing your job, your family and your life seems to hang on and hang on to the life of a homeless person but I know when I learned to focus on Jesus, I found the escape God intended for me.

This happened by the encouragement of someone like you and me who takes the time to stop and pray with those who are lost, lonely and confused by life’s demands on the streets of despair. Someone began praying with me and talking to me daily encouraging me to find God’s Plan for my life and this encouragement led me to Trust God with everything my life has to offer becoming a teacher of God’s Children in an elementary school and a current congressional candidate. I find the LORD leads me to these people who are homeless and I normally take the time to stop and talk to them introducing myself and sitting down with them for some polite Christ-like conversation.

I converse with them to let them know people care and want to help by discussing the love of Jesus. It may seem hard but really it isn’t. In my summer travels this week, the LORD led me to a man in New Jersey named Mike. After talking with him for a few minutes, I learned he is a homeless Veteran who has been living on the streets for five years. I excused myself after asking what he needed learning he could use a new shirt and some socks. I went and bought him a T-shirt, socks and some cold Gatorade for him adding a can of Chef Boyardee to the bag and went back to his little corner of despair.

At first his tears of pain weren’t evident but I struck a chord when I asked to hold his hands and pray with him. As we finished, I looked at him with his eyes closed and tears of joy and pain running down his cheek asking, “Please stand and let me hug you goodbye Mike.” He replied, “I can’t, my knee hurts so bad” as he held on to his cane. “But I’ll hug you from here” opening his arms wide with anticipation. I held him as tight as I could feeling his warmth and desire to hold me just as tight in return when I began whispering in his ear, “be encouraged by Christ’s love daily my friend. God loves you.” Can you hug a stranger today in need? I pray my words of encouragement will let God work through you to provide His Daily Bread to someone who also needs a hug and some conversation guiding them away from Satan’s evil. Be not afraid, God is with you always.  Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray t0day we can be the arms and feet of Your Son’s kindness, forgiveness and love by providing Your daily bread of hope. We pray for the homeless such as Mike. We pray for an elderly woman named Marie my wife and I met in a restaurant last night. We pray for the NJ Emmaus Team and Candidates. We pray for NC Emmaus Team. We pray for Your guidance LORD in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless His Truth for America,

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

Romans 8:28

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

 

His Daily Bread for the Homeless in Dismay- Matthew 6:7-15

 

God is asking us all to greet

Each day with His smile to meet

A stranger in need to comfort and seek

His Daily Bread for the lonely and weak

 

God will use you to simply find

The people who are truly blind

Of His Son’s hands and feet of mine

Encouraging all to be eternally kind

 

God can see all to guide and say

Each day is formed to share the Way

To use Christ’s love for us all to lay

His Daily Bread for the Homeless in Dismay

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins June 21, 2012 @ 7:51 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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