God’s heart for people is strong. He delights when we demonstrate love and compassion to others. Isaiah 58:6-7; 10 outlines the type of love God wants us to show to those around us. “No, the kind of fasting I want calls you to free those who are wrongly imprisoned and to stop oppressing those who work for you. Treat them fairly and give them what they earn. I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as day.”
It is when we practically apply God’s plan for loving others that our life impacts them. When we minister out of love, the darkness around us recedes. Listen for God to speak to you about how He wants to use you to be Jesus to the people you meet today. Look for ways to apply this verse today. Then begin thinking about ways to apply this verse when you come back home. How can you help the hungry and the homeless see Jesus?