I am reading a Devotional by the Duck Dynasty Flock – and it is great…. Willie was writing on this scripture below and it hit me in many areas of my Daily life that I thought I would share some of my inspirations about the verse (and a few experiences).
Luke: 5:19-20> 19. But they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.”
So my thoughts go to: Do we really do whatever it takes in our daily lives to let people know about Jesus? I have always believed that our ministry is the person in front of us at the present time. That can mean the Grocery Checkout person – the Waitress or Waiter – The person taking your money at the Store – How about the person sitting next to you at Church – or the one you just passed on the Road. When we look at doing ministry in this way – there is one key ingredient – it takes a little bit of our Time to accomplish the mission.
When I am driving: I am one of those persons that gets from one spot to the next as fast as I can with very few stops. In my work – I get to travel Wyoming allot and have had those moments when I should have stopped to help someone but knew it would slow me down – so I kept on going. God has been working on me in this area – a few years back I went by a few of these in need -something happened. When I got a few miles down, I was extremely prompted to turn around – God was at work and he knew that I struggled with taking a little bit of time out of my current mission of getting where I was going.
Let me explain what happened on a few of these encounters – God had a Mission for me to do.
I stopped for a Grandmother – Mom and Daughters… They had been there for a while and their first comment was. You must be a Christian – we have been here for a while and no one has stopped – we have been praying for someone like you to stop. My internal response was “WOW”
Another time it was blowing snow on I80 and I went past a stranded car – @ 5 miles down I had to turn around. This couple was sitting in a very cold car and all they needed was a push to get them started (it only took me 2 minutes of my time). They had been sitting there for a while. (My personnel question to myself was – why did I not stop when I came upon them – they were colder a little bit longer because of me.)
Are you listening to those promptings from God – to do whatever it takes to help someone? Are you one of those people who has a mission of their own and has a problem taking a little bit of time to do What God is calling you to do?
As in the scripture above – we should be looking for ways to help people in need – especially if it is the Healing that only Jesus can give!
Look for those moments and do Whatever it Takes!!