Some where in my Christian walk I became convinced that for God to use me I had to first become someone great. You know like write an amazing Christian book or start a healing ministery.. But when I do look back on my life and see the times the Lord has used me I inevitably think,
Well that wasn’t me, it was you Lord.
It’s not false humility or anything just the facts…And I really think that’s how it’s supposed to work – Him working through us. To God be the Glory!
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1
Then I also remember the verses below in Matthew 25… I believe they are the results of changed heart, a heart that loves.
When His love becomes so natural to us, we don’t even realize He has been loving others through us. ( I rhymed) hehehehehe. Anyway…
If we see that someone is thirsty we natural would offer them a drink. Right?
But maybe in this we find a clue…
“If we see”…Some saw the hungry, sick, lonely, ect ….while others did not.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
It seems too, that worrying less about myself and “my doing” is really freeing me up to “see others” more.
And I LIKE THAT.