I hope with your cup of coffee this morning, you are enjoying the fall like temperatures we are experiencing here.
I debated whether or not to do a 9-11 post this morning.
Not because I wasn't sure it was worthy...
as proud Americans, that morning is forever etched in our minds...
I prayed for something to share with you and as is my routine, while my coffee was brewing, I opened up one of my favorite blogsites Living Proof Ministries, to find the most beautiful post on Compassion International.
I was reminded that while there is much anger (rightly so at those who terrorize) and hate (unjustly so) toward those that are different, there is also much to be learned and gained in helping those less fortunate and in need.
My devotional this morning is from John 13:4, 14-15,
"So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples' feet, drying them with the towel he had around him....And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other's feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you."
In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers says, "Ministering as Opportunity Surrounds Us. This does not mean selecting our surroundings, it means being very selectly God's in any haphazard surroundings which He engineers for us. The characteristics we manifest in our immediate surroundings are indications of what we will be like in other surroundings."
He goes on to say, "The things that Jesus did were of the most menial and commonplace order, and this is an indication that it takes all God's power in me to do the most commonplace things in His way. Can I use a towel as He did?"
What does your "towel" look like and are you using it as Jesus did? Are you using it right were you are and not waiting until you go on a "mission" trip?
Can you help a family in need in your neighborhood?
Can you sponsor a child in another country?
How can you lighten someones load or bring a smile to a child's face?
and look around...
I'm sure He will reveal it to you.