Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Romans 15:1-2 Msg

Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us.  Strength is for service, not status.  Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, "How can I help?"

What a beautiful verse.  I really like the Message version of the Bible for this main reason, it takes a verse and so to speak puts it in simple words for me :-)  I can understand "strength is for service, not status"  I can understand "How can I help?"  In these simple words I can relate it to my life and how I can use my strength to serve others.  My ministry today is being a mom, sometimes my strength is cleaning the bathroom that was destroyed by my two year old daughter, other times it is cleaning up that accident she had in her bedroom, and others it's snuggling my sweet bebs in when they're sick.  My strength right now doesn't seem like much, but God didn't ask me to do great things, just "to look after the good of the people around us".

So for now, that is my job, and what a beautiful job it is.

What's your job right now?  Are you using your strength for service?

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