So we have been sent to speak for Christ. It is like God is calling to people through us. We speak for Christ when we beg you to be at peace with God.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Last week, Paige talked about feeling worthy. I think we all, at times, don't feel like we are deserving of God's love and mercy. Paige showed us that we are all worthy of His unconditional love (you can read about it here).
I have always had a heart for listening and helping others. In college, I was not only the program director at my college radio station, I was the resident "psychologist". People would come to me to talk about their issues or when they were hurting. I would do my best to cheer them up, give them encouragement, and hopefully make a difference in their life. I don't say this to brag. Instead, it's to show an example of what we are all called to do to make others feel worthy and loved. How do we step up our game to make others feel worthy?
Jesus set the example for all of us to reach out to the broken, the outcast, and the marginalized and pour into them the love that God offers to all of us. He fed the hungry (Matthew 15:32), helped the sick (Luke 7:21), rescued those bound by social injustice, showed respect for all. He valued all- from His disciples to His enemies. He encouraged others with love. These are the ways all of us can make the hurting feel worthy. We have so much darkness going on around us. Are you taking the time to listen like Jesus? Doing something for a family in need and help like Jesus?
I encourage you to pray about how you can help others feel worthy. Challenge yourself to see those around you- friends and stranger- and help where there is a need.
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. (1 John 2:6)
Go and live like Jesus did and make sure they know that they, too, are worthy of God's love and mercy!
In Christ's love,