This is the question God has me wrestling with right now. The theme of the final book in The Uncloaked trilogy, which I am finishing this week.
I’m not sure of the answer. It seems like it should be easy to nail down… but it’s not. Perhaps that’s because I live a pretty cozy-comfy life. Or maybe I want a better definition of the question. “What do you mean, what will I do? Do I need to do something different?”
Hmm… what do you think?
We’re discussing this in our home. What does Kingdom work look like? How can I better be the loving hands and heart of Christ to my community?
Like I said, we’re wrestling with this. Recently, I sent this question out on my newsletter, and I loved some of the responses. One precious woman suggested I share them, and I thought that was a fantastic idea… so here we go:
I strongly believe that as Christians, we need to be there, listening and sharing Gods love for us and for those around us, and I truly believe that most of that comes through our actions, not words, but just that simple sign of caring for those who are struggling, alone, giving a smile as we walk by, saying bless you if someone sneezes, these little things though small seem huge to those people that feel small, lost and alone. –Julie
The simplicity of this… living and doing, with kindness, in Jesus’s name. Amen!
We should show by actions how we treat others, this, I think is easiest–when we are kind and caring helping to others. We could take time to serve others at soup kitchens, help at nursing homes reading, or talking to, or playing cards or games with residents have no one left or family to far away to visit and would love to have a family to spend time with. Teach someone to read, help children in foster care, donate our clothes, or raise funds, or goods when schools starts for them to have basics book bags, pencils and paper etc. –Debbie
So many tangible, boots-on-the-ground suggestions in that!
In my life, it has to do with everything. When I drive in traffic, I’m a Christian. When I’m at the grocery store, I’m a Christian. When I’m talking or waving at my neighbors, I’m a Christian. –Sydna
Living Christ while living life. It is the same. I love this. 🙂
Our pastor says to begin each day asking God “what are you inviting me into today?” –Earlene
What a perfect question to begin each day.
We do our best to help people & in helping we pray that Christ shines through. And we leave the results with God. –Julie
Amen and amen!
What do you think? I’d love to know you thoughts about what you do with what you believe. Go head, hit me with them. Challenge me. Share with me. Make me grow.