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What Do I Do?

What Do I Do?

One morning in Prayer, I was reflecting on situations in my life and of those I love, (family, personal and SWC). I told the Lord that I wanted to do what ever I should be doing…. But I didn’t know what to do….  I looked down at the open Bible and this phrase caught my attention: 
               “In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do.”   Ephesians 4:1-3. Message
“I want you to get out there and walk—better yet run! —on the road God called you to travel.  I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands.  I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere.  And mark that you do this with humility and discipline – not in fits and starts but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.
You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly.  You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works though all, and is present in all, everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.
But that doesn’t mean you should all look and speak and act the same.  Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift.” 
Being aware of the “differences” in those we love and see every week can only happen if we are  looking and listening, and not believing the “I’m fine” response to our half hearted “how are you,” or the coolness of a response that may indicate that an unintentional offense needs to be healed.
We all can be great at wearing our “Sunday faces,” or only seeing what we want to see, and not what is really truly right in front of us.  What might we see if we used our “the enlightened eye of our heart”  (Ephesians 1:18), intentionally taking time to look and listen and respond to our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, trusting the Holy Spirit’s leading? After worshiping and hearing the Word, I trust we are more sensitive to hearing and listening.  Father, help me see what you see, and to be able to respond as you would.  It could be a word of encouragement, or just taking time to let someone know you care.
Remember that we can be “confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you (us) will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)
Knowing that we are Loved is powerful. Sharing that love is what has been the heart of the Father from the very beginning; it grows and endures, because of who He is, and His empowering presence.
R.S.

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