The above story reminds me of yet another story I heard years ago. A Christian manager shared with me that he had the duty of dismissing an employee for just cause; a single man living a reckless lifestyle. As he was escorting him to the door he felt the Spirit’s prompting to ask the dismissed employee if he could pray for him and the employee consented. He prayed a brief heartfelt prayer and said farewell.
Many years later he was eating in a restaurant and the former employee came over to greet him. He was a changed man, now married with children and living a responsible life. He told my friend, “I found God”. Only the Lord knows what impact the Spirit-prompted prayer many years earlier had in his change of heart. That is something we just to leave to God. Our call is simply to obey God’s leading.
God calls us all to express care toward others. Real love is conveyed in expression, words and action which often includes some tangible form of caring.
Today we encourage each reader to be sensitive and observant. Look for opportunities to express God’s love and care to those in our sphere of influence; much like the centurion did for his needy employee.
Be encouraged today,
Stephen & Brooksyne Weber
Daily prayer: Father, I want to be Your hand extended, reaching out to those in need. Because we’ve been blessed by Your hand, Father, we want to reach out to others so that they too may be blessed since we can be an extension of Your love and kindness, Your mercy and grace. How grateful we are for those who saw us when we were in need, prayed for us, and then courageously, even sacrificially made themselves available to us. They were compassionate conduits for that which You wanted to do for us, in us, and through us as we surrendered ourselves to You for Your intended purpose for our lives. Amen.
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