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God Nudge By Clare DeGraaf

God Nudge By Clare DeGraaf

Clare DeGraaf tells the following story: I was in Chicago on Michigan Avenue and saw a homeless man. God gave me a nudge to stop and talk to him. My heart wasn’t really in it. God was taking me out of my comfort zone.

I asked the homeless man, “Are you hungry? Let me buy you lunch.”

“Yeah, sure,” the man said without enthusiasm. I was sure he was hungry, so I just figured he was as wary of me as I was of guys like him. This was new territory for both of us.

Homelessness
Homelessness

Homelessness

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? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. - James 2:14-18

Our house loan was denied, and we owed money to every motel in town. A rainstorm destroyed our tent. We sat staring at our 1981 station wagon. How did this happen? We were a normal, Christian family.