Today I want everyone who does not have a need to raise their hands! No one? Anywhere? Since I can't see you this question has no merit at all does it? If you are like everyone else you have needs and concerns you would like to see met. I knew that before I even asked the question. The reason I am asking is simple. I think that we all desire to have someone that will stand with us during a difficult time. We all need someone that wants what is best for us and no one is better than God for this. Still we need that human factor. We need that human touch.
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
(Galatians 6:2) KJV
A few posts ago I spoke on the compassion the Lord has for people. What about us as Christians? What kind of compassion do we have for others? We go through life and see all manner of suffering. It is not as though there is a lack of someone to pray for or pray with. We all have concerns in life because we are all human. Sometimes the burden people carry is about health. Perhaps the burden is about loved ones who do not know the Lord. Christ saw and met needs in his earthly ministry. He still meets the needs of people. We are allowed the opportunity to share in the ministry of Christ. He said that if we Loved the Lord God with all of our hearts and loved our fellow man as we love ourselves that we have fulfilled the law. I don't look at it as only fulfilling the law, Christ did this for us. I look at this as meeting the need of one Christ shed His blood for. There is really no need so small or any prayer insignificant enough that we shouldn't reach out to the ones around us. It doesn't matter if you are a young Christian or an old Christian. Some of the most heartfelt prayers I have ever heard came from Christians who were newly converted. They prayed with their hearts and you could feel the fire of God in the sincerity of their prayers. May God help me to pray with that sincerity and intensity. I encourage you today to seek out those who have a need. You won't have to go far I assure you. Lift them up in prayer before God. Allow them to lift you up in prayer as well. Let us together fulfill the law of Christ.
Father, I thank you for those who you allow me to minister to in your name. Help me to always be an encouragement to others. Help me to always make the time to do this. I thank you for the love I have for you and the love that you have given to me for others. Help me to grow in this even more. I give thanks and I pray for those who read this today that you would bless them and encourage them with anything in life they carry a burden for. Bless them and comfort them Lord. Meet all of their needs in whatever they need a solution for. I ask these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.