As follower’s of Jesus Christ we attend church every Sunday, and then a mid- week bible study usually follows , and if we are a persistent seeker of His face, and a lover of His word we find ourselves engrossed in another intense bible study to boot . For we have learned, and have accepted, that it is the vine we must remain in , daily, to produce the fruit that can only come from being grafted in with Jesus Christ. I am reminded as I read and continue to study the exciting stories of old, and the miracles of Christ in the New Covenant that our Lord uses ordinary people. Like me I am sure you, too, are in awe of Moses’ parting of the Red Sea, Esther who saves the Jewish nation from death, Gideon who defeats the Midianites with 300 soldiers, Rahab the prostitute who is noteworthy for her great faith, Elisha, Ruth, Hannah, Jeremiah, and we can’t help but marvel at the disciples tenacity as they built the early church after Jesus Christ was murdered.
As new, young or even seasoned Christians on the walk we might read these awesome stories that exemplify: courage, triumph, surrender, patience, and humility and let out a big ole sigh. Why you ask? Well, after much thought on the subject the answer seems clear; for after we have occupied our week with bible studies, church fellowship, church attendance, we than read these stories witness their great works of leadership only to wonder in our own lives
“Am I doing enough?”
The good news is an effective Christian, as I see it, is not necessarily always performing miracles like Moses did when he parted the Red Sea. Perhaps the parting of the Red Sea where you reside at is being cheerful, on a miserable day, in an office plagued with a bunch of Scrooges or maybe it is a kind word of encouragement to a friend that is discouraged, you might find yourself feeling compelled to pay the toll over the bridge for the car behind you, maybe even praying for a stranger that needs to be comforted at the post office, or perhaps offering to buy a hot meal for a homeless person whom has lost their way, because you also remember what it felt like when you too were unemployed. For the word says:
“Truly I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers, and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
In these kind, daily, gestures you might not be freeing a nation, like Esther, but you will be releasing the fruit of the Spirit to a lost soul as you introduce Jesus’ truth into their lives indeed making them free, and in helping that homeless person with a hot meal you might not have parted the Red Sea, but to one who is hungry it will sure feel like it!
DCL Ministries– is a ministry propelling all acts of kindness ,through the fruit of the Spirit, to those in need. This ministry is for all who are not just searching to do grand gestures of God’s love ,but understand that it is in the big, and also the small random acts that Jesus dwells too. We all can make a difference immediately in our daily lives, and by our acts of kindness we just might encourage others to do the same. Feel free to share your R.A.O.K and maybe by your individual gestures we can achieve , through Holy Spirit on an international level, a wave of God’s love to all who are in need, and searching for the peace that surpasses all understanding. For the triune God’s love crosses over all barriers and languages, can calm all wars, move any mountain, mend any dispute, heal any sickness, and bring together any nation. Give it a try, and let your love for Christ spill over to where you live.