Christians, I remember when I was seeing first hand how God was maneuvering people in my life. My wife and I were in the process of buying firewood from a gentleman, and a family member was put in a position to minister a bit and pray for his child, who had health issues. I was realizing the lengths that God went to setting up the meeting.
We tried tried two other places to get firewood, but ended up going online and got connected to this man. While I was thinking about my family member and what a great job they did ministering and praying: sowing seed. I realized what it meant to be the “hands and feet” of Christ. I was seeing that statement in action.
Then I realized, Christians, it is a CALL to ACTION. I think too many times, I myself have been at the front of the line, try to be the “eyes and ears” of Christ. We SEE people in NEED, we HEAR people’s struggles and we do nothing. We have observed, but we have not acted. God needs no help in this department. He sees all, He hears all and then He sends us out, to be ACTIVE, to offer help, to be His troops on the ground delivering hope and love to hurting people. You might be asking what can I do? I do not have much to offer, not many finances, or resources. Most times, people may have physical needs but God is using those to open up a situation to have them receive spiritual direction, and that is where we come in the picture.
It can be as easy as saying positive or kind words, praying with/for them, telling them about God, sharing your testimony. Sometimes but not always it may include helping them with resources, but God will never ask you to give that which you do not have. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE needs Jesus. Many people who are hurting are primed, ready to receive, but we need to be the active ‘hands and feet of Christ’. We need to go where he leads, helping where we can.
Remember Jesus said Himself, that whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me. We need to step up, be active, take the gospel, the love, the hope as well as the power and authority we have over sickness, disease, darkness and all schemes of the enemy. We need to actively pass it out where God leads. Remember that everything we have received, God intended us to share freely. Father I pray that you quicken our hearts as we prepare to be used by you. That we would not just see and hear people in need and walk on by, but that we would be actively looking for opportunities to share what we have received. May it always bring you honor and glory as you see your children helping those in need and being your hands and feet, In Jesus Name, Amen.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer Him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, “ Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)
Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 (AMP)
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 (NASB)
This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. John 15:12 (NASB)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2019