"The Lord needs it."
Read: Luke 19:28-36
We recently celebrated our annual Appreciation Night for all the volunteers and group leaders at the church. It is very overwhelming to see hundreds of professionals, parents, students, and other individuals who wholeheartedly devote their time and effort for free in helping advance God's Kingdom.
We have our physical gifts from God, and at the same time, the Holy Spirit also gives spiritual gifts to all the believers of Jesus. God reveals how he wants us to be 'workers' of His Kingdom through our gifts, and our Spirit-given gifts as individuals work together harmoniously with the gifts of other believers.
We are like a very huge company with many departments working altogether. However, unlike companies who only treat their employees as machine-like workers, our 'boss' sees us as His children who are set apart with a purpose. We are all uniquely equipped to effectively fulfill our purpose through serving Him. Every one of us can serve within the body of Christ.
If God used a donkey to fulfill Jesus' purpose, then He will surely use you too.
Step 1: Put on a “Smile” (and if appropriate take a step back) and say to yourself: “Jesus, I need you.” (Diffuses tension, relaxes the jaw, open to change)
Step 2: Breathe In and Breathe out slowly: calms your mind, relaxes your body and renews your spirit. Gives time for the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, words, and actions. Disengage from the situation when appropriate. “Jesus, I trust you.”
Step 3: Love: wrap you and the person(s) or situation in the white light of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Pray for those who persecute you. “Jesus I love you.”
As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another.
Jesus Christ is the game changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.
Unite all in Love for God is Love!