God gave his followers a very clear directive of how we should live in this world and how we should bless others. God described this kind of life style as a form of worship. The kind of worship God desired was formed around our relationships with others. This worship or "Fasting" as God describes it in Isaiah 58 is focused on helping others.
Verse 6- "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice, and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? We are to help people who are enslaved and burdened by oppression.
Verse 7- Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter- when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
We are to feed the hungry, help the homeless, provide clothes for others and help our own family members!
These directives are very clear and what the people of God should be about. These gifts to others form our worship to God. So, when you think about it, the calling of God is simple. We are called to spread the name and love of Jesus by blessing others. When their needs are met the Kingdom of Jesus is lifted up. Those in need are drawn to Jesus and find a lasting relationship with Him and with those who are a part of the family of God!
Ekklesia people receiving Food Bank donations in front of Albertsons