James Chapter 2 Hebrews 1:3-5, Phil 2:4-8

” I don’t want to get involved.”  Ever heard anyone say something like that when they hear about a person struggling with a serious situation?  Ever say it yourself?  I have in the past.  It sounds like good advice and may be in the right circumstances but not when it is merely for our comfort or convenience.  I will never stop being grateful  that Jesus Christ got involved in the messy affairs of my life to provide solutions for my problems at His own expense. To profess love without action is like displaying a blank canvas and calling it a masterpiece.  there is nothing to see.  James challenges us to put the hands and feet to faith for all to see. Let us allow our faith to live in view of the whole world that our Lord may be glorified.

When we apply this Scriptural principle properly it brings freedom. The size of the gift is not the issue rather it is whether or not we are meeting the need in front of us that is important.  The small things take on grate significance.  Anyone can be involved. Everyone is equally necessary in the effort.  the need for large levels of educations, large sums of money, gifted communication and grate influence do not prevent individuals from simply loving others under the Lord’s direction.

Ideas are our currency.  An idea can change the world.  Everything from lightbulbs to computers, electricity to automobiles, democracy to dance all began as an idea.  Someone saw a possibility, gathered resources, put in time and effort, researched, failed and tried again until finally we benefit from the results.  God, the creator of the universe, originator of all ideas is willing and able to share some of His ideas for saving lost souls with His people.  Here is a practical application of a Scriptural principle we can all take away from this time of reflection.  Pray for God to give you an idea or ideas about how you can show His love to someone over the next several days.  Don’t dismiss the thought that comes to your mind as you pray.  Love never fails so you have nothing to loose.  If you feel to write an encouraging note even if you didn’t specifically hear from God to do so how does that hurt anyone.  At the very least you have encouraged someone and thats always the right thing to do. Take the idea you get and run with it.  Remember you love the person so if you don’t see explosive results the first day don’t give up. Continue incorporating this principle of idea to application in your lifestyle.  Over time God will do amazing things in and through you.  The person who may be blessed the most could be you.

Verse of the Day
“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”” — Matthew 2:4-6 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.
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