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Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.















Friday, January 21, 2011

Reflecting God

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,


faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.


If anyone speaks, he should do it as speaking the very words of God.


If anyone serves he should do it with the strength God provides,


so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.


To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)




When God’s people face difficulties in life, it is their brothers and sisters in Christ who stand with them. As Christians, we are called to minister to those in need-physical and spiritual.

We listen to those who hurt. We pray with them. We write cards of encouragement or comfort. We might even take food into their home. According to Peter, we are to do this as if we were Jesus’ voice, His hands, or His feet.

What we have to remember is Jesus gave us the assignment. He is our overseer. Jesus Christ chooses to whom certain gifts are given and He expects them to be used for His glory and praise.

 As I write this, I have a set of friends who are facing grave difficulties . The parents and the older daughter are going through individual health crises. All we as a faith community can do is keep them before the Lord. Some of us can listen to them-others will do what they can to help them through this time.

We are His hands and His feet. He appoints us to do certain tasks. He instructs us on the course we take in order to perform the job He needs done. When we are fully committed to serving Him, He gives us the strength and the words we need as we bring hope to those who need it..

4 comments:

  1. Oh, yes! I really appreciate that passage. The Lord has directed me to this one before. What a calling, isn't it, to minister with words?

    To His glory,

    Rhonda

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  2. The best thing we can do is pray for our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

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  3. Hi Quiet Spirit -

    When my husband was diagnosed with leukemia, believers prayed for us, visited, sent cards, brought food, and encouraged us. Their love and concern were like a life jacket in deep waters.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  4. I'm so thankful the Lord gave us fellow believers to help us when we need strength and courage. I've received so many kind words and prayers since my brother's passing, and they've helped me great deal.

    I'm sure you'll be able to encourage your friends.

    Love
    Jen

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