Living intentionally Christians means that we must make a point to live exactly as Jesus lived.
We must be His hands and feet here on Earth.
This task seems so daunting to me. So impossible.
How can I, a very flawed human, ever be the hands and feet of the most perfect One?
But Jesus tells us that we can and will do these things and greater. John 14:12.
That verse fills me with hope.
I step back. I re-read the scripture I’ve read so many times before.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
Being the hands and feet of Jesus means we serve the needs of others first and at all times.
We serve inside our homes. We meet the needs of the ones closest to us. We give to them but never take.
We serve outside our homes. We go where others won’t go. We reach out to the unreachable. We become a friend to the friendless and we love the unlovable.
We give extravagantly to everyone around us. We freely and joyfully give not just our money, but our time, our resources. We share our talents. Most importantly we give our love, the same love that was so openly shared with us.
In every act we do, in every breath we take, in every word we speak, we are always, always glorifying the Father.
We are always pointing other to Him and not to ourselves, for we know where our true help comes from.
Yes, Lord, let them see less of me and more of You. God I am a broken individual. Show me how to be Your hands and feet. Open my eyes to the opportunities that surround me to share Your love. Lord, please break my heart for what breaks Yours and set my feet into motion. Let my life always reflect Your light in this dark world. In Jesus’ sweet name, Amen.
Today’s Challenge: Pray that God will make opportunities to serve obvious to you today. Bless someone today, because friend, we have been given so much by the One who gave it all.