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Did You Help Them ?
by Richard Kent
02/04/09
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Let us today stop and imagine this scene in our heads. Picture your daily schedule and the normal routine that each of us does through-out our day. Running our errands, working at our jobs, visiting friends and neighbors, what ever yours may be. Through out the day we as Christians will encounter many things in our day by day walk, we see people we know, and those that we don’t know, and we watch things though it was our own personal movie. Perhaps this day my friend you missed something.
Did you see the car broke down in the street? Did you see the gentleman with the “work for food “sign? How about the one walking in fear of loosing their home? Many of us go thru our days, and though we are truly trying to walk a life as Christ would want, we missed something. Today God wants to point that something out.
What if God shined down today and said to you “I saw you today child” What would be our first emotion? Like a good father he wishes to teach his children. What if God told us that wrong turn you took today or and that broke down car you saw today was because he sent you that way for a reason? The fellow brother in the Lord you saw today walking, and bumped into him was no accident. God specially ordained us to help that person at that time. The question is, did we? Did we help when God placed the need in front of us? Were we even open enough to the Holy Spirit to hear him say to help that situation? Or were we to busy in our daily schedules to hear God’s voice and help as God commands. Or maybe some of us don’t believe God would really use us in that way?
Perhaps when we think of ministry we think of the “big” pictures, with music, preaching, pretty lights and more. But as Christians we all have what is called a help ministry. God has blessed many so that they may bless others, blessed in knowledge, strength, a skill or even finances. As Christians we understand the “Church” is often where we learn about God, and worship him with our praise, but much of the ministry work is done outside the Church not inside. On the battle ground so to speak. Each and every day the battle between good and evil fills the day. This battle is real, and as Christians we are called to stand on that battleground and the evil that tears away at the lives of God’s people. The Word of God says in
Eph 6:12 for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Is this the Church today? The Church is not a social club, but is a sanctuary of God, and each and every man and women of God is called to stand on this battleground. In James 2:14-17 we see
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Again God says, “I saw you today” and ask you “did you help them”? Let us all today as we leave our jobs, home, or where-ever it may be, and let us keep our eyes and hears open. Perhaps even ask God to use us in this way. This time when God sends us to people, or people to us. We pray we will be able to answer “Yes Lord I was there, and yes I helped them.



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