I took a walk today. I haven’t spent enough time with God lately because of so many distractions and stresses in my life. After a reminder in my devotion this morning, “Draw Near to Me”, I decided it was time to spend some time with my Lord, alone. As I started out on the path through the park, I asked God to talk to me.
God drew near to me as I praised Him for the tall oak trees and the clean air I was breathing. I drew near to Him as I thought about our country and our freedoms and how blessed we are to live in our society and having freedom to believe in Him. Then God did something wonderful. As I asked Him, “what’s next for me, God?”, he brought a song to mind that I heard a long time ago, called “Do Something” by Matthew West.
We are the salt of the earth
We are a city on a hill
We’re never gonna change the world
By standing still
God has led me to many new adventures in the last 15 years and I’m looking for the next opportunity to serve Him. I realize I’m not going to change the world by standing still. What tools has God given me that I can share with others? 1 Thessalonians 5:14-18 say, ” And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone. Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people. Rejoice at all times. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
If we are called to do something, it is to pray, to rejoice, to praise, give thanks, and help others. We are to serve God and glorify Him in all that we “do”. Does He want us to be divided? Does He want us to be hurting others? Is He happy when we are fighting and bitter?
What can you do today to make a difference and glorify God? On my walk this morning, I decided to work harder at leading my children to prayer and being grateful. They will start prayer & blessing journals today that will be used as another instrument to speak to God daily. I will also praise God in everything and lift up those in prayer who are hurting.
What can we do in our communities to seek and encourage others more? Times are hard right now and people need people. People need conversations and compassion. People need Jesus. If we shine the light of Jesus through kindness and love, our communities will prosper and the people will be filled with joy.
I encourage you to listen to this song now and think about what you can do today to serve God. Who can you help? Who can you forgive? What division can you correct and repair that God will rejoice over?
Enjoy the blessings of your day!