These are the questions we need to ask ourselves...is what we are doing about us or about others? It made me think about the life of Jesus, our true example. I thought about how He seemed to always withdraw himself from the crowds to reach that ONE who was hurting or to be alone to pray. Everything He did was in obedience to His Father and in service to others.
38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. (Acts 10:38 NIV)
15However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. 16So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed. (Luke 5:15,16 NKJV)
He wasn't interested in gathering people to hear Himself teach, he truly cared about the people He was ministering to. He loved them. Oh, that God would break our hearts to love as He does. I will be the first to admit, I'm so far from loving others as Jesus does. Please help us Lord. Please pour more of your love into our hearts to love as you do.
Look around you and you'll see, our world is falling apart and only ONE thing can heal it. Love. He is Love. Oh, that we would let Him empty us so He can fill us with more of His love. Then and only then would His love go through us and onto others. I'm not giving up but I do see this is a big job that is going to take all of us working together and walking in sincere love. It's a task that is bigger than us but by no means is it bigger than our God!
I'm hurting tonight as I see the things happening all around me. There is chaos in cities, children missing everywhere, and families falling apart everyday. There are kids who go to bed starving and some who don't even have a warm bed to sleep in tonight. My heart is aching as I'm snuggled under my covers writing this. It would be so much easier to just pull the covers over my head and pretend I do not see this. I cannot do that, because there is something that burns in me and maybe you are feeling it burning inside of your heart right now. It is God, it is His love yearning to be expressed. You couldn't hold it in if you tried. So what do we do? Well for starters we can make this our resolve.
I'm not living for mans approval anymore. Been there and done that. Only leaves you more empty than before. Only He can truly fulfill our hearts. Only He can remove every sorrow and breakthrough as bright as a sunray on an early morning. Only He will ever be enough.
I'm not living for myself either, because I've learned there is no joy in that. What good would come from me living all my dreams and then having no one to share it with? The greatest and most joyful life, is the one lived with God and for others! Let's wake up and decide to make someone else's day a little brighter than before. We once lived in darkness and remember the moment He broke through it all with His marvelous light! We owe Him our lives.
I'm living for Him. I'm committing to giving Him everything I have and all that I am! However, little or much it is. Yes Lord, if only for you and for the one. If this reaches one heart. If my life matters for one. I was one, so hopeless and so desperately lost. I was one that you rescued. May you take my life and rescue one from the darkness that life can leave us in. Even just one. One life in your eyes is priceless. Let us follow in your footsteps.
12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost? 13And if it should be that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not get lost. 14Just so it is not the will of My Father Who is in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost and perish. (Matthew 18:12-14 AMP)