I came here to Hope For The Heart, and I am a Hope Care representative, which means that I take phone calls from different people. And it is kind of an exciting job because I never know what call it’s going to be. Somebody may be calling just saying, “hey pray for me.” You may get a call and their whole life may seem as it has just come apart at that moment.
So for me, the thing that I think I love about it is that I get the opportunity to listen to where people are struggling and share what God’s word says about people who have gone through similar things. Or just the things that we can hold on to when we’re struggling with those things. It’s just so amazing to be able to talk to somebody and to be able to talk about what God’s word says. Talk about who God is. And then you see that that actually does make a change in people lives.
It’s so hard, people call and they’ll say, “Oh, I thought you guys actually did something here.” We do do something here. It’s not just talking about God’s word. What we’re actually doing is taking God’s word, applying it to people’s lives and that gives them hope. And that gives them something to move toward. And gives them the ability to step back and go, “There is so much going on in my life right now, but how can I grow from that? How can I know God better from that?”
If you have been gifted in any way, just be willing to listen to what’s going on in other people’s lives. And be willing to give of yourself and give of your time. Give just a few minutes to hear what people are actually saying and the needs that they have. And then apply God’s word to it. And know God’s word. And just say, hey I know that these things are all going on in your life, but this is how God’s word has helped me. They are telling us, “Hey, I need help, hey I need somebody to listen to me.” And that’s where we can really demonstrate, really who Christ is because we stop long enough to listen.