Praying is so, so important, and we absolutely should pray. But, after we pray, we should also take action. I believe that God wants to use us to be blessings for other people, in His name. We just have to be willing to step out in faith.
The issue here isn’t at all with prayer. Prayer is absolutely the most important thing we can do. Rather, the issue is with saying the words, “I’ll pray for you” without being willing to do anything else. The issue is the excuses we make to avoid going out of our comfort zones to help others. The issue is not being willing to be used by God to serve others.
When the crowds came to Jesus for food and healing did He say, “I’ll pray for you” and then walk away? No, He took action. He fed them. He healed them. He touched the man with leprosy. He stood toe to toe with demons to save a life. He defended the sinful woman from the Pharisees.
Jesus wasn’t dismissive, scared, or harsh.
- He was bold, brave, loving, and fearless.
- I want to be bold, brave, loving, and fearless.
- I want to be like Jesus.
If we want to be like Christ, we have to start living out our faith. Not from the comfort of our own living rooms but in the world with those who are suffering.
If you feel like whatever you have to offer is inadequate or that you have no idea how to help just do something! God will equip you. He will multiply whatever small offering you have for someone in need. He will use you to bless many, you need only be willing.
It’s time to start being bold, brave, loving, and fearless in living out our faith with others. It’s time to start living an authentic life in Christ. It’s time to become more like Jesus.
Will you join me in living out an authentic faith? Keep praying, and then commit to reaching out to someone in need today! Provide a meal, grab a cup of coffee and settle in for deep conversation, make a phone call. Just do something!
I’d love it if you’d share with me in the comments what you plan to do! Let’s encourage and inspire one another in Christ!
Dollar A Day
Giving $1 a day can help us empower a population of often forgotten people like the street kids of Cambodia or the slum kids of Kenya to take control of their future through education and training. Helping us to train and provide local employment via our street kitchens while feeding the poor and needy in these places