Can you imagine going to God and asking for a job so you could feed your family and in turn, God directs you to His Employment, Career and Guidance Program. Another take would be if you were hungry and God enrolled you in His World Food Bank entitlement program.
In human terms, paperwork is involved, success/failure rated by numbers enrolled and then there is the pitch for people to contribute.
In general terms, most direct, street ministers utilize the people approach. A people approach is not based on a program, yet involves personal, one-on-one contact.
It could be said that a people approach is a more caring avenue to address those in need and that a people approach involves personal risk for those reaching out to people who are at times, in desperate perils.
Our government is laced with many, many over-lapping programs that are designed to assist people. This is also true with the churches and other nonprofit entities. With so many (thousands) of programs, why then are people falling through the cracks?
In approaching God, we as humans desire the warmth and comfort of a personal God. Programs are NOT personal. They are various cogs that remove people from the equation and concern themselves with numbers.
I know that when I approach God, I’m glad he doesn’t steer me to a program. Too, I desire the same from my brothers in Christ. I would hope that God’s children would fulfill the commandments of our Lord with the People, personal approach and not rely on the inadequacies of an inhuman program.