Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
At such a young age, Jesus was disciplined and exemplified great leadership skills by being about our Father’s business. Being about our Father’s business means giving up some of the things that may be consuming too much of our time and zoning in on what really matters to God. Jesus knew that He had a world to change and that it was nothing to play around with. He didn’t allow Himself to get consumed and distracted by the things of the world, where it would stray Him away from His purpose of saving lives.
Right now in my life I have an excellent opportunity to really stand up and be about my Father’s business. I attend Calvary Christian Center, a ministry in Ormond Beach, FL. We are currently preparing for our Easter Service at the Ocean Center where we are reaching out to our community in so many ways to share God’s Love. I pray that as God allows me to witness to people that people will see just that, “The Love of God”.
I just want to encourage everyone to be about our Father’s business and to do it with diligence, love and real leadership.
What has God asked us to do but we declined and let fear paralyze our faith?
How many times has God position us to succeed and opened doors but we just sat there?
Sometimes we may find ourselves just sitting in neutral when God is ready for us to move. We are not moving forward in life and even risk being able to be pushed backwards by the enemy through negative thoughts, a negative tongue and fear. We can’t let our God given opportunities pass us by.
Personal Change is so important to succeed. Let’s change the way we think. God is BIG, so lets think BIG. It’s not cool putting God in a box. Let’s become more positive thinkers. Let’s speak life into ourselves and others. The bible says there is power in the tongue. Let’s step out of our comfort zones. Comfort zones will lock our doors of opportunity for growth.
With God being the head of our lives and through discipline, hard-work, love and faith we can change. Change can be a wonderful gift. Change can make a positive difference in our lives! I know I have some things I can change.
Let’s move forward in life! What will you change today?
Have you ever let a person’s outer appearance determine whether or not you speak or love on them? As sad as it may seem, I know I have been guilty of this and God dealt with me big time on it. I’ve even said to God at times “there are some crazy people out there and I don’t want to get caught up in any mess.” It was like I was trying to find any little reason to back out of stuff. I do believe God gives us wisdom and the Holy Spirit will compel us to approach those that are in need. But sometimes God may make us do something out of the ordinary.
In todays society there are so many people dealing with AIDS, addictions, prostitution, colts and all sorts of other problems. It is sad to know that some people, even believers have rejected these people.
In Mark 1:40-41 it reads; A man with a skin desease came to Jesus. He fell to his knees and begged Jesus, “You can heal me if you will.” Jesus felt sorry for the man so he reached out his hand and touched him and said, “I will. Be healed.” NCV
A simple touched from Jesus made a world of a difference in that man’s life. Jesus was not concerned by the man’s apperance, character, sickness or anything. He just saw a man in need who was depending and believing in Him.
We have the opportunity to make a huge difference in our community if not the world! But as Jesus did, to make a differnce we have to be willing to be different and do things that may take us out of our comfort zone. Let’s be filled with the same compassion Jesus had. We have to do things with the love of God. Without God’s love we are nothing (1 Corinthians 13: 1-2).
Let’s Love everybody and not shy away from those in need!