Have you ever thought that maybe, just maybe, God is trying to tell you something?? Unplanned, Sunday school, the church service sermon and Bible study all had the same message yesterday. At least to me. Of course it wasn't the same exact word for word message, yet everything complimented everything else. I'm not gonna get into all the details. That will be for another day.
The idea that was present in all things was this - focus on the Word of God.
Fill yourself with it, and it will overflow into your life and the lives of others.
If you see someone in need, it's probably because God has put them in your path for a reason. Help them. If you simply can't - acknowledge them. Let them know someone cares.
Now obviously, we can't possibly help/solve every problem we see or hear about. We'd run ourselves ragged....and quickly. That's why we have to work together!
You do your part. You do what God tells you. At the same time though, we have to believe and trust that God is telling the next person what they should be doing.
Everybody working together. Some people are feet, some hands, some eyes, ears, livers....Get the idea? We all have different parts. BUT WE ALL HAVE PARTS!!
As Paul says, it is not works that save us. Though according to James, without them, you claiming to be a Christian serves no purpose! Sure, you'll get to heaven. But will you have brought heaven to earth?
That's the point. That's why we were created. God wanted heaven on earth.
He gave it us.
We gave it away.
He got it back.
He gave it to us again....
What have we done with it?
My challenge to you isn't see how hard and long you can cry over the misery in the world, it's to do something about it. Start with one thing.
Yep, one thing.
Talk to the cashier at Walmart who is probably having a worse day than you. After all, he/she has had to talk to a LOT more people than you have. Start small. Pay it forward. Just help one. Then go help somebody else. :)
If you're like me, you've asked God to put somebody in your path to help. When He does it though....well, have you ever chickened out??
I have never of course.
That might be stretching the truth. Okay, so I just threw truth under the bus...happy?
The wonderful blessed thing about God is that is soooo willing to give us another chance. That situation might be over, but He's got more!!
Listen to him. Be moved with compassion. Jesus got His name in writing for doing it. :)