In whose hands?
Isn’t it great we all have different skills, talents, strengths and weaknesses in life that help make us who we are? With all that God has created us to be, we all have so much to offer others by way of encouragement, blessing, support, unity, friendship, inspiration, cheer and joy as we build each other up and ensure that each and every one of us understands our value and worth, especially to God.
We can choose to live in a way that others will see the light and peace of Christ in us, as we become like minded with Jesus, and put His word into practice in ways that truly does bring life to others and to ourselves.
What’s in our heart becomes evident for all to see, whether through words, actions, or intentions of the heart … whatever we do tells the story of who we are, what we believe, what is important to us and ultimately to whom (or what) we belong to.
When we talk about becoming more Christ-like, it may mean that we are called to give, often sacrificially, to help others through life. God has asked us to pray for them and for ourselves that His will might be done on earth as it is in heaven.
The great thing about God is that He promises to lift us up, strengthen us and give us peace. When our lives are in His hands, we can be assured it is safest place to be with His abundant love and grace to protect and care for us.
So, why don’t we put those troubles, worries, fears, hopes, dreams, families, friends and everything else in God’s capable hands? Because, the outcome from the cry of the heart depends on whose hand’s we put our cares into. God promises to hold you with His righteous right hand, to help you, to strengthen you, therefore you should not be dismayed. God is someone to trust.
We too can be a blessing to others with all that God has put in our hands. It might not be a rod like Moses, or a sling like David, or riches like Solomon, nails or loaves and fishes like Jesus. However, when we give what we can, we become a blessing to others with what God has given us, developing a good and virtuous character. That would be what it looks like to be Christ-like for us who are Christians. Here’s something to think about, you will not get into heaven one day because you know Jesus, but you will get into heaven one day because Jesus knows you.
Heavenly Father, thank You for lifting us up when we feel downhearted, for strengthening us when we are weak, and for encouraging us when we are dismayed. We ask for Your peace to fill our soul, in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.