minute message

Uganda 649

Rev. E. Anderson
LOOKING GOOD, OR DOING GOOD

Taken from Word for Today

THE BIBLE says, ‘God anointed Jesus…with the Holy Spirit and with power, Who went-about doing good…’ When you’re led by God’s Spirit, your focus won’t be on looking good, but on doing good. You say, ‘But I’m so busy!’

Nobody was busier than Jesus, yet He always responded to those in need. In Luke chapter 10 He tells of a Jewish traveller who was attacked by a gang and left to die by the road. First a priest, then a Levite passed by. But each had important appointments to keep, so they didn’t stop. Then a Samaritan came along. Now, he had every reason to look the other way, because the Jews and the Samaritans were long-standing enemies. instead, ‘…he…came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion’ (Luke 1033 NKJV).

Compassion will make you stop and rearrange your priorities. This Samaritan realised that where he was at that moment was more important than his next appointment.

What would you have done that day? Do think you would have acted like him? How about when God seeks to interrupt your tightly organised written-in-concrete schedules and asks you to make time for someone hurting? Are you willing to forgo your plan and do what He wants? lf you re too busy to out to those who are hurting you’re too busy!

You say, ‘But I’m shy around people’. Then with the people you know in your local church. ”Therefore as we have opportunity let us good to all especially to those who are of household of faith (Galatians 610 NKJV).

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