“Use Me Lord”
Written by: Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations
When Christ Jesus gave himself on Calvary as our Supreme Sacrifice, our debt was stamped ‘paid in full’! But also let us not forget, Jesus gave the Great Commission to all His children!! God is the one who convicts, saves and sanctifies, but He calls you and I to be a part of that process on earth by being a witness for Christ. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you must go all the way to Africa to be a missionary!! God desires that we work the mission field around us, right where we have been planted. He relies on you & I to be a testimony to our family, our neighbors, even at the yard Sales, grocery store and in the doctor’s office & hospitals, etc. We are to let His light shine to all those we meet on a daily basis. We are called to be His mouthpiece, His hands, His feet; every area of our lives is to be a reflection of our Lord’s heart.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
That means we must ‘come out’ of the comfort of our churches and our homes and begin taking it upon ourselves to be an expression of His love, thus proving to the world that God genuinely cares.
People are hurting every where you turn. Rather it be spiritual, physical, emotional or a financial need… God does hear the sound of their desperate cries. But did you realize, it’s YOU & I that may be holding the Key to their blessing?!! Therefore, it’s very important for us to be in tune with God’s still small inner voice of the Holy Spirit, gently guiding and directing us. After all, for we do want to operate with Wisdom!
So the next time the Lord nudges your heart, unfold your arms and begin lending that helping hand, a listening ear, or maybe giving a testimony or an encouraging word. You may find that it’s your very act of caring that brings a ray of hope into someone’s desperate situation.
You see, Love promotes Hope which can come through numerous acts of kindness. May be the Lord will instruct you to pay that overdue electric bill or rent payment. Or might be a car needs repairing or a need for medicine or warm clothing. Rather it’s giving a ride or a cup of hot coffee, praying for someone’s healing or simply listening with a smile, giving a gentle hug or a basket of groceries, “Hope” can come through so many different avenues. Just remember this…It’s however the Lord instructs you personally. That’s what you should do.
I share with you this amazing thought the Lord has just dropped into my Spirit….”A beautiful miracle could take place when a heart filled with Christ’s love begins to connect with another’s heart…The very act of your obedience to God’s voice, may just be someone’s avenue to Abundant Life & Eternal Hope!” My cry is….”Oh God, help me not to miss those divine opportunities”!!
Everyday life for so many people is very challenging, filled with pain, sorrow, loneliness, hunger, hopelessness, depression…etc. etc. So, let us remember… You & I may be the only ‘Bible’ some may ever read. Our actions, our touch, and our love, speaks loudly in this crazy mixed up world we live in. Therefore, I encourage you to accept this challenge…Lt’s step up to the plate; surrender ALL unto the Lord saying,,, “Here am I Lord, Use me!” And then submit ourself into His perfect Will and His Way.
With the help of the Lord, may we begin opening our eyes and our hearts, gazing into the world through the eyes of Christ. It doesn’t take long to find simple, everyday people just waiting for our touch of love & kindness.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
(1 Corinthians 13:13)
I share with you this beautiful song of surrender……Enjoy! ~Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations