GOOD MORNING…TIME TO PAUSE AND REFLECT…
Is there something God is calling you to do? Or is there something you are asking God to show you to do? Either way, you will know it and if you ignore it…God has a way of reminding you to do it now. He also has a way in directing you to see the special thing you can be doing. When we ask for something to do to serve his purpose, he will give you the right task first. He will fit the task to your unique talents, skills, personality, and life experiences. Sometimes he will just have you do what he asked all to do when he walked the earth, and that is to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind; and love thy neighbour as thyself. (Mathew 22:37-39 Deuteronomy 6:1-19; Mark 12:28-34).
Karen Wheat has a great message that shows how easy it is to put God’s purpose first every moment of your life, even if you are called to go to Walmart and get a few groceries. Now don’t laugh at how that may sound at first. The Lord did not complicate our instructions to serve God. He made them easy. It is man that has complicated the mission with all the demands and rules. It is a very easy thing to do to make every step of your daily life a step living for God’s purpose.
Be watching for who you are to meet and encourage in all that you do. What store is the Lord leading you to shop in? Is it a struggling small business? Where are you going to stop and get your gas today? Is there someone inside that needs a bit of praise and encouragement?
Will you be watching and listening to see where the Lord leads you? Sometimes, he will lead you to someone where you can make a big difference in their life.
Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Remember, all we have to do is what the Lord asked us to do. We don’t have to be super heroes or perform great feats. The Lord made it simple to serve him. What a difference it would make if each of us made it our mission to serve the Lord by simply doing well meaning things for others as we go about our daily lives, even if it’s just a smile or a genuine compliment.
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
God bless each of you as we go out this day to do our daily tasks. Remember, a genuine smile or simply holding a door open for another costs no money, but it is priceless in the eyes of the Lord when it comes from a cheerful heart.