Morning Coffee with Jesus - February 1, 2010
Greetings loved ones! Welcome to Monday!
Today's "Morning Coffee with Jesus" comes from 1Thes 5:14 "And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone."
As Christians we must be continually sacrificing our own wills to the will of others – not in a way that causes us to lose respect for ourselves but bearing, without notice, sights and sounds that annoy us, the situations in which we find ourselves because of another’s poor judgment, or performing some mindless, seemingly useless task, when we would rather be doing something very different.
Of course, there are times when it would be a great joy to us to be by ourselves but serving others is a noble act. However, it is so easy for us to moan and complain about doing it! But there are also times when others sacrifice themselves for us and we fail to recognize it or appreciate it.
Our attitude needs to be one of service to others - not forgetting our priorities but balancing the priorities of the day and serving others as time and resources allow. When "down time" comes, how would you prefer to spend it? Sometimes the best thing we can do is nothing. Time to regroup, time to relax, those times are so important because when you give of yourself so much you need to be filled again. But once that has happened and we simply sit idly by for the sake of doing so, I believe this disappoints God tremendously. We need to be about our Father's business attending to the needs of others. Sometimes it is inconvenient.
Most times, it is without recognition. And yes, those same people who we help will disappoint us. But if we see our acts of kindness through Jesus' eyes, imagine how lovingly they are received by HIM! What you do to the least of them you have done unto Me, Jesus said. What a blessing to know that what we do, God recognizes.
So today, what is it that you will do for God to the benefit of others? Caulk a tub? Write a devotional? Shovel snow? Bring in firewood? These things do not go unnoticed. Perhaps they do in the natural but in the spiritual, I like to think that we've made God smile.
Enjoy the rest of your day! Go MAD in someone’s life today!