Way #8   Jump In

 
JUMP IN. Life is full of unexpected problems and needs, large and small. Pay attention to moments when God calls you to action, no matter how ordinary or extraordinary the situation may be.a See “disruptions” as invitations to share Christ’s love.b Write a note. Visit the sick or the grieving. Share a meal.
 
a O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
 
b What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. (James 2: 14 – 17)
 
c Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. (1 John 3: 18)
 

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Daily Devotional
 
 

Monday:

THINK: Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. If only living it were as simple as saying it. As we become a community that Jumps In, we declare God’s justice and mercy for those in need. When we do good for others, it’s easy for pride to slip in. These works though,rest on God’s work in us. PRAY: that you can serve in humility before God’s majesty.

Tuesday:

THINK: The outpouring of faith is action. We have been forgiven and cared for by God over and over again. When you take that to heart, it changes you. Faith in a God who loves you produces a desire to love those around you. Jump In and show the care you have received. PRAY: that the Spirit would grow actions out of your faith.

Wednesday:

THINK: In truth, angels are the least we can hope for. Whatever we do forthose in need, we also do for Jesus. Each time we have an opportunity to Jump In, we could be caring for angels and we are definitely caring for Christ. What a marvelous interruption it would be to be able to feed, clothe, orlisten to Jesus. PRAY: to see how God is present in those in need.

Thursday:

THINK: Faith isn’t just about obedience but about compassion. There is a reason we avoid eye contact with those in need. When you make a connection, it is hard not to care. Don’t hide from compassion; it can be the voice of the Spirit. As God works in your heart, you will feel towards needy as God does – with compassion. PRAY: the Spirit would grow compassion in you.

Friday:

THINK: Part of the beauty of the Church is the ability to care for one another. The first century Church set a radical example of care for one another, selling their own homes and sharing the proceeds. You might not be called to sell your house, but it illustrates well that helping always costs something. When we choose to Jump In and meet the needs around us, the cost is far outweighed by the reward. PRAY: with God about what you have and how he can use it.

Saturday:

THINK: You are made by God with good works to do. People you pass may have a need that God has made you to meet. You are always blessed to be a blessing. When you Jump In, you fulfill the purpose God made you for. It can be a moment to join with God in his plan for the world. PRAY: the Spirit would show you the works He has prepared for you.

--- Note : All scripture references are from the New Living Translation

 

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