The swell is dying and this guy is making the most of that set. What a fun week if you were able to catch that south swell…spent last night with my good friend Michael, who is without home and lives on the streets. He goes without food for days and days at a time and is all skin and bones…so sad. I’ve been bringing him a turkey (he loves turkey) sandwich almost every night for about 10 days now (some nights he does not show up), and he is looking so much better. I don’t tell you all this to boast or to get your kudos, but to say tell you this: I asked him if he wanted me to change it up and get him a burger or other type of sandwich instead of the turkey and he said, when you are starving, you are just glad you get to eat and you’ll take anything. And that got me thinking…How starving are you guys? I don’t mean hungry, i mean in life, how hungry are you for compassion, for righting wrongs, for love, for goodness, for truth, for helping the less fortunate, for faithfulness? How hungry are you to truly live. I know I am way too content. Content with the roof over my head and the way I spend my days. Content that I help people here and there and feel good about myself. Contentment…where is the hunger? I need to go on a diet from this perverse reality where I find contentment in being able to buy things, always thinking of the next board I am going to get or the surf vacation I am going on or whatever. How much fat can we cut out of our contentment to be leaner and more hungry for life. What a rant this has become, but I am serious. How hungry are you? Cause if we were truly starving to find direction, instead of this aimless to and thro thing most of us have going on, i guarantee that you we would be glad with even a morsel of simple truth…It is said that “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness”…How hungry are you?

2 comments in “Red niK eB <– 7·23·10”

  1. tmc says:

    Philippians 4:11-12, Paul writes: “I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need.

    Everything we have or dont is from God and his wonderful providence my brother, be at peace in him….

  2. Surfbird says:

    Hallelujah Tim, well said! But if we do “have”, the Lord tell’s us to share it…

    James 2:14-16 “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?

    Prov.19:17 “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will reward him for what he has done.

    I am humbly at peace with what we have and don’t have according to his awesome providence, but the Lord moves me to never be content when a fellow man is in need.

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