Jay's eDevotionals  

Jul 8

Seeing and Seizing Opportunities to Serve!

God's Living Word instructs us, "As we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to those who are of the household of faith." (Galatians 6:10)

Jesus powerfully illustrated God's expectation for His children to serve each other with the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37. The unlikely hero was on a journey but stopped and helped a bruised and broken man. Sam did not manufacture excuses saying, "It is too risky or it is none of my business." Instead, Sam saw a person in need as God's invitation to serve. 
 
We are surrounded by people who need the compassion of Christ. They need you to see their pain as a golden opportunity to serve them in the name of Jesus. The chief enemy to kindness is busyness. We have our priorities, our jobs, our duties, our responsibilities, and we can become so busy that we grow deaf to God's voice and blind to the needs about us.

What is listed on your agenda for today? If someone had a flat tire-one that is literal or emotional-- would you take time to stop, care and respond? If someone called and needed a ride to the hospital or church, would you take them? Remember what Jesus revealed, "What you do for hurting people, you have done to Me." (Matthew 25:40) 

5. We must pray for revival and spiritual awakening in our nation. God can use the descending morality of our day as a springboard for sharing the ultimate hope and help of Jesus Christ. We must repent of our own sin, humble ourselves in prayer and cry out fervently and passionately for God to move in fresh and powerful ways (II Chronicles 7:14). The Christian church is at its best and most authentic when we offer an alternative pathway that leads seekers from the broad road of destruction to a narrow highway of truth, salvation and transformation.
 
6. Replace panic or outrage with humbly and consistently offering Christ’s love, light, truth, grace, and hope to the people God places in your path. IN THE END, JESUS WINS!

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