Many would say, oh - that's just a coincidence that you did something just when someone else needed you and you didn't even know about it. I say there are no coincidences in life, only God incidences. I believe it is our Lord, our Creator, who puts every thought we have into our heads. He knows who is going to need help and he sends his guardian angels at just the right time. He creates God-incidences that often seem to amaze us. But really when you really stop and think about it, why should they?
Jesus is the great orchestra leader of life. He knows all the high notes and low notes and all the notes in between. Only He knows everything that is going on, all the time, everyday, every second, everywhere around the world, by everyone. He hears the prayers of every single one of us, each day and each hour. He is calling his people to forget about their own selfish needs, and reach out! The Great Commission is about spreading the word of Jesus Christ. To do that, we need to be like him. He wants us to be his hands and feet to this hurting world we live in. The only way many people will ever see Jesus, might be through some kind word or action that you do right now, right here, TODAY!
God knows those who are suffering and in need. He knows those who are willing to lend a hand to those who need it most. I think to be able to be one of God's angels, and if you want the Lord to be able to use you to help hurting people around you and in your life, you need to be still. You need to be quiet. But that's often hard for us to do.
To listen to the Lord, you need to spend time with him: Worshiping Him, studying his word, Praising him and seeking his face. I'm not talking about once a week at church. I'm talking about everyday, spending quiet time seeking the Lord, and asking Him to guide you and use you. So, I challenge you to try it for 6 months. It doesn't have to be an hour, it can be just 10 or15 minutes, but just totally concentrate on God and his will for one tiny portion of your day. Turn off the TV for a change. Instead, read some Bible verses. Get a daily devotional and start following along each day. Sing a favorite hymn, change your radio station to Christian music. Pray for those you love, pray for the Lord to use you to Glorify Him. Then stand back and watch him work. Because he will, guaranteed! It might not be immediate, but it will happen, in his perfect time.
We live in a very fast paced world, and it seems harder and harder to carve out time in each day for everything we need to get accomplished. Most of us are being pulled in a thousand different directions. But I believe that as believers of Jesus Christ, it is essential for us to spend some time before our God. To be still before him. You can't hear his call, if you won't slow down long enough to listen to his voice.
Are you seeking to make a change in your life or make an impact in the lives of others that you love? Ask Jesus to be your helper. Spend some time with the Creator of the Universe. He won't disappoint you.
My verse for today is from Psalm 46:10
"Be still and know that I am God."
My prayer for today:
Help me to be still before you Lord so you can talk to me, so you can reach out to me, so you can teach me.
I want to serve only you Jesus. Give me the strength to resist the "busyness" of life to spend time with you. Thank you for this restful vacation time with my husband and son. Thank you for this beautiful sanctuary you have bestowed upon us. Help me to always seek your face as your child, as a wife and as a mother, in all things I do.
In Jesus Name I pray,
Amen and Amen