Strength is for service

I love this little passage from Romans 15 (the message version) that says:

"1 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. 2 Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, "How can I help?" 3 That's exactly what Jesus did. He didn't make it easy for himself by avoiding people's troubles, but waded right in and helped out. "I took on the troubles of the troubled," is the way Scripture puts it."

What a great little thought for us today, 'Strength is for service, not status.'  That would make a great bumper sticker for us as Christ-followers.  What if we looked at our strength, our abilities and talents, our possessions, our finances, and our experiences and we offered them all to God in worship like it says in the following lyrics of the song 'Take my life'......'Here I am...all of me...take my life...it's all for Thee.'

What a great little question just to take with us throughout our day...'How can I help?'  Think of the impact we could make on our family, our neighbors and co-workers if that was our posture.  Let's be like Jesus today, the One that 'waded right in and helped out.'

in Christ,

Brian