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What will you do with what you believe?

What will you do with what you believe . . . This is the question God has me wrestling with right now.

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?

“We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.”

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.

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  • Faith Posten

    As a senior adult lady, I try to encourage those who are younger particularly with encouraging personal comments meant especially for their situation. There are so many younger people in our Church congregation who are hurting inside due to broken dreams, dead end jobs or at least in their own minds, financial problems, etc. There are some who call me once in awhile for advice or for special prayer. And as an older Christian, it is my responsibility to help them and love them as well as pray for them.

  • joyofreadingweb

    Have you heard of the book, “The 10-Second Rule” by Clare De Graaf?
    I’ve not read it, but a friend of mine has and it sounded like a good book.
    The idea is that “you do the next thing you’re reasonably certain Jesus wants you to do (and you do it within the next 10 seconds before you change your mind)”.

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