Apologies that it’s been a while.
Without making excuses, I’ll admit that I just need to plan myself better to ensure frequency of posts is never compromised.
That out of the way, I have a task for us this week (and always):
Be your Brother/Sister’s Keeper.
What do I mean by this?
Let’s have a look…
“You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honour giving preference to one another;
I want us to be more mindful of the people around us.
More importantly – more mindful of the people we haven’t seen or heard from in a long time.
It’s very easy to become so consumed with everything concerning us and our families that we don’t even stop to bother ourselves with the business of anyone else.
We’ve spoken about this recently, in A Need For You, however, God brought it actively to my mind again to remind us of the importance of our responsibility of being the light of the world – spreading love on this earth.
We cannot only think about ourselves as Children of God. We have to think of others too.
Yes I know you have so much going on, you have deadlines to meet, you need your alone-time, but I want us to pray for the desire and ability to be unselfish…
To be unselfish with our time, resources and emotions, and in doing so, reach out to those whom we may have not spoken to for a few days/weeks/months/even years.
Don’t allow your worries to hinder you from doing so – worries of;
Will they think I’m just being nosy?
Is it any of my business to ask how they are?
Will they even respond?
Just go with the right intentions (to extend the love of Christ), pray for the wisdom and direction of what to say, and go ahead and check up on them.
Considering the words from the scripture above;
Compassion, Kindness, Affection,
Let’s step into the week with a heart ready to love and care for our brothers and sisters.
We never know what people are going through, and even though they may not always reply with details when we ask ‘How are you?’, we can definitely be assured that the seed of love has been sown in that person’s life and has reminded them that someone is looking out for them.
Task: Let’s reach out to least one person this week, become consistent with it, and add people to that list as the Holy Spirit plants their names in our hearts.
Don’t underestimate the power of the Love of Christ in you.
Keep the Faith, Don’t Stop Believing
God Bless you.