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Opinion: Moved with compassion

I often thank God for the things He has done for me through His Son, Jesus Christ... and for what He is doing in me right now as He helps me grow and mature... and for what He will do through me as I live this adventure of following Him. Some of ...

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I often thank God for the things He has done for me through His Son, Jesus Christ... and for what He is doing in me right now as He helps me grow and mature... and for what He will do through me as I live this adventure of following Him. Some of the most rewarding blessings that God gives us in life are only experienced as we allow Him to work through us. The joy of following the One who has so clearly demonstrated His love for us far outweighs what it may temporarily cost us socially, physically or financially to truly follow His lead. Imagine what a difference you could make if you allowed Him to work through your hands more often.

It's tempting to say things like, "Did you hear about whoever...", or "I wish someone would do something about whatever...", thinking that by worrying or complaining we have somehow satisfied what God was actually asking of us. When Jesus was moved with compassion He did something! I believe it is very possible that as God's compassion stirs in your heart and you recognize a need within your family, workplace, or community, that He could be leading you to let Him work through you by doing something. Instead of just sipping coffee and discussing a situation with friends, would you take those concerns to God and ask Him about them? Would you dare to ask, "Father, what are you asking me to do about this?" Even more challenging would be to wait long enough to hear his direction and then trust Him for the strength to take your first step.

As we seek to follow Christ, may each of us experience the joy of having Him work through our voices and hands as we surrender our lives to Him.

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