God is Calling!

God is callingWhether we’re a regular follower of the news or just a casual reader, we can’t help but notice that the world is in a mess! From domestic issues to worldly disasters, it appears as if everything is coming undone at the seams. While we can’t control most of it, we can’t just ignore it all, either. There are things we can do as Christians that will not only help others get through it, but will allow God to work through us and show His love. We can all do something if we really want to—and as Christians we really need to!

Speak Out!

We can’t all be the ones to lead crusades against abortion, but we can still speak out to individuals, in small groups and in the social media sites online. We see the various posts coming down the timelines and many of us won’t pass that post on because we don’t want to cause conflict amongst our own friends. But as a Christian, we should value the laws of God much higher than the opinions of others, and we should make the issue of murdering unborn children more important than our own persona. These media sites are our opportunity to speak up and declare that murder is wrong. It’s our chance to touch the lives of others and influence them with God’s truth, that abortion is murder and a sin against God. We may never know the outcome, but it just might touch someone and save a life!

  • Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.—Psalm 127:3

Support the Missionaries!

We’re not all called to work as missionaries, but most of us can afford a few dollars a month to support those who are called. This provides food and medical care for the precious, hurting people who need it so desperately. Even a few dollars a month will enable the missionaries to keep working, AND to teach them about Jesus. And all of us have the ability to pray for the missionaries in these countries, and for God to meet all of their needs. What an amazing way to show the love of God to those who are searching for Him!

  • And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.’—Matthew 25:40

Get Involved in Politics!

We can’t all be part of the governing political agencies in our country, but we can pray that God will provide Christian workers who can be. We can be part of petitions that declare we want God back in our schools and we can proclaim our right to read the Bible in public. Many of us could work voluntarily with some local offices and others could support them financially. We can all pray that God will raise up mighty men and women who will serve Him and who will fight for the rights of Christians. We are entitled to the freedom that our country was founded on and we need to get involved to bring that freedom back. We need to continue to preach the gospel of Christ so people can be saved and escape the judgment that will soon come upon our country because our government has chosen to remove God from the people.

  • For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.—1 Peter 3:12

Become Doers, not Hearers Only!

samaritans purseThe world is suffering from natural disasters, wars and horrendous religious attacks against communities, and there are teams of workers who go out to help the people restore their lives in the aftermath. Some of us can help by working hands-on in local areas or even in distant areas, but most of us can’t travel freely or don’t have the physical ability or the time to give to get out on the field to work. But we can send our financial support to reputable groups such as Samaritan’s Purse that sends out teams around the world to help the people in these disasters. We can encourage others to support these teams and we can all pray for the people who are hurt, for the people who are trying to help and for the finances and manpower to bring life back to communities that have been devastated.

  • For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.—Matthew 25:35-36

Be a Responsible Parent!

Many of us have raised our children in the church, but some of these children have wandered off and no longer seek Him. As parents, we can’t be angry, but instead we need to lift them up to God in prayer constantly because God hears our prayers and He loves these children even in their rebellious times. We must stay strong and let our testimony and love toward them be our greatest tool, outside of prayer. We can’t approve of the wrong in their lives, but we can always be there for them in love so they will eventually see the error of their ways and return to God.

Many others became Christians after their children were raised in the world and these children don’t know God. So we keep them in prayer constantly and live honestly before God as a testimony to the children. Our actions and reactions, our words, our values, the way we present ourselves and the way we treat others will be a witness to them. We try to teach them about God and the love of Jesus, and we get involved with them in prayer, reading and singing, and we don’t allow the enemy to discourage us through their negative words and actions.

  • Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.—Proverbs 22:6

Care for the Elderly!

2142655281_596427963d_mMany of us have elderly loved ones who, because of medical reasons combined with age, are now living in a long-term care facility. Too often these precious people feel that they’ve been deserted and forgotten and they can’t speak for themselves, but they are hurting and craving for our love and attention. We can’t let their physical and mental state replace who they were and who they still are. They are still worthy of our love and respect. They may seem difficult and challenging, even nasty at times, but beneath this torment is someone we love and we must never ignore them or take for granted that the facility they’re in can provide everything. It can’t. It can’t provide the love and it can’t replace the hurt that they’re suffering as they come to grips with the fact that they can’t be themselves. They don’t appreciate the physical care they’re getting nearly as much as they feel the love when we visit them and show that we care.

  • Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.—Proverbs 23:22

Pray for the sick!

So many people suffer from sickness and disease and then succumb to whatever the medical profession deals them. Whether it’s a long-term, permanent, or a life-threatening disease, it is horrendous for the person who has to endure it. Whatever it is, we can take it to God in prayer and trust Him to help them through it. We can encourage them to study the Bible and trust God because He said He would heal us if we asked. And sometimes that healing requires us to turn away from the medical world and go to a naturopathic doctor and let God’s natural medicines heal. God healed us at the cross and we need to be the light to these ill people and encourage them to keep their faith in Him. Some won’t survive even with prayers, but God can heal their heart so they can know that they have a home waiting for them in Heaven.

  • But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.—Isaiah 53:5

Many of us are not able to be on the front lines of the many battles that people fight in this world, but most of us can do something. We need to do something. We can no longer just sit and watch and hope. James 2:20 says that faith without works is dead, so let’s put our faith to work and do something. Let’s not keep silent because we’re worried that we’ll cause a scene. Let’s make a noise! Let’s take a stand for God today and let’s be a blessing to others!

  • And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.’—Matthew 25:40

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