I have tried to help out by visiting and providing home cooked meals.
Reference: John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Luke 3:16 NIV)
Explore: A friend of mine has recently been unwell and spent some time in hospital. Although I am currently in my busiest season for work, I have tried to help out by visiting and providing home cooked meals.
My friend has been so appreciative and has sent me lovely messages of thanks. It’s nice to feel I am able to help in this small way.
Application: My intention, however, is not just to be helpful, but to give them an example of how much God loves them. While a home cooked meal is nice, the grace and love of God takes us so much further.
When John the Baptist started his ministry, the people were desperately searching for a messiah. John certainly looked like a good candidate but even he was wise enough to know that God could provide so much more than he could.
The way we live our lives is a perfect way to show the world God’s character. But let’s take a leaf out of John’s book and remember to keep the focus on Christ rather than on ourselves.
Prayer: Lord, You have made such an impression on our lives, may we strive to communicate that to others. Help me to see the opportunities of how I can shine Your light to the world today. Amen.
How can people see Christ through your life?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.