Father, place Your hand upon my shoulder this day and help me heed Your direction. This is, of course, is my main day in preparing for Sunday. May all the components come together as You want them to. Use me as You will. Amen.
Hebrews 13:16 (<<click here)
“…don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need.”
Lord, how often do I “forget to do good and share”? I don’t think I do bad and withhold but not doing good and sharing isn’t very helpful. Also in just reading this verse by itself it is tempting to just think along material lines, i.e. money, food, clothing, etc. Now those are important but in context, I don’t think that’s what You are getting at – it’s not physical needs but spiritual.
“Do good and share.” I can do this from a pulpit. I do this one on one…somewhat…well…not nearly enough. I need to be more diligent with people I know but I need to be more forthcoming with people I don’t know. It really scares the bejeebers out of me! And that’s totally ridiculous! That shouldn’t be the case.
I have a Facebook friend who lives a life of “do good and share.” It is his passion. As I am writing this, he is currently in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention – not to express his political beliefs but he, and those like him, will spend the entire week sharing his faith in a loving, compassionate, forgiving God. He will talk to anyone – nothing holds him back. And God is using him to change lives one by one by one.
Now I can say, “Well, he has the gift of evangelism.” But if truth be told, that’s just a copout of my part. And I am ashamed to say it…
Lord, help me… Give me passion. Give me courage. Give me wisdom and discernment. I realize I have to overcome quite a few things. If I know someone, I’m good but otherwise, I am a huge introvert. I hesitate to broach all kinds of things not just my faith. I’m too afraid to offend, too afraid to embarrass myself, too afraid to make someone uncomfortable.
But Lord, I realize it’s too important to not “do good and share.” I simply cannot do it in and of myself. I need You. Use me, help me…
July 21st, Thurs, 7:28 am