Another project done

08:36:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

Sometimes we, as Christians hear about the misfortunes and suffering of others. Mr X may say that they are suffering from an illness, Miss Y may complain that their work is causing them stress and Child Z may say they are struggling to keep up at school. We listen with empathy, and say we will pray for them. And indeed, we go home and pray for them. If we remember, we might even pray twice or ask them about it next time we see them. 
Let us give thanks for all the prayers that have been answered over the last several weeks for all my brothers and sisters in Christ who have struggled through exams, assignments and work related stress. The zeal of the Lord almighty has accomplished great things. When we love our brothers and sisters so much, their burdens become our burdens. When their burdens lift, we also feel much relief and the need for praise.

Prayer is a powerful thing. Our prayers can move mountains. 

BUT... is that all we are called to do? I have been blessed with the opportunities to help others recently. After all, we are the hands and feet of Jesus. Christ, God of all creation, came to serve. He humbled himself, bent down and washed the feet of those that called him teacher. How can we do any less? Let us not complain about our lack of strength or time or opportunity. Let us not say another empty prayer. Let us get out there and help people, because we are God's witnesses on Earth!

 Colossians 3: 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 

And in helping others, it's not earthly rewards which we are after, not praise or appreciation from others, although, it's easy to fall into this trap. It's not gifts or anything else. When we do serve others, it should be in view of receiving eternal gifts from heaven. Looking towards things that are unseen and building up our heavenly bank account.  

And I have been reminded of an important point, when we serve, our attitude matters. 
Colossians 3: 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 

It is necessary for us to serve with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. If we serve with arrogance, doesn't that lose the point of reaching others and showing them the love of Christ that lives in us? If we serve without kindness or compassion, isn't the effect of building people up in Christ going to be eradicated? 

SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? You are the hands and feet of Jesus ~ Go and start doing some good :)

So until next time, even if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains :)

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