Not long after I became a Christian I came across these words of my Christ that honestly frightened me.
Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, “Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.” Mt. 35:41-43
At that point I had been going to church a couple of years and been a committed disciple for a year or so. In that time, I saw none of that stuff Jesus was talking about. I took quiet notice.
In that same amount of time I heard plenty of sermons in church about things I shouldn’t do, things the church shouldn’t do and things none of us should do.
But those words of Jesus got louder. Those words nagged at me. Those words became my prayer.
I hungered for a life lived out loud for Jesus. My insides stirred to get out and do something. I didn’t know where. I didn’t really know how but I kept praying that prayer. “Lord, help me to do something.”
Then God set my eyes on a man who would become an outspoken voice in this wilderness. My husband has shown me to never fear the response, always look for opportunities and always, ALWAYS do something.
Twenty years later it has become a natural lifestyle. My life is doing something.
This picture was taken today in a local nursing home where my church was ministering to the patients and staff. Not only has God showed me how to do something, he is has given me a whole church of people want to do something and a generation rising up who will do something and more!
Maybe you find yourself feeling the same nudge that I did. Maybe you are feeling a bang-bang on your heart. Or maybe you have done nothing for so long that you forgot Jesus even wants that from his people. Where ever you are, tomorrow is your day to do something!
And the King will say, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”- Jesus
Mission day with my church.