When I realized how lost this world is, how much God my Father has loved it, and how little I prayed for this world, my heart fell. He wants us not only to go out to preach but also to pray for those who need to hear the Gospel of Christ. I pray that I would pray not only for my personal relationship with the Lord but also for everyone for whom our Lord and Savior Jesus died.
Today I was reminded of something that I pray that I would not forget. Here is the story.
When God moves your heart, when you hear that voice, don’t hesitate but just do it.
I went outside for an unusual reason. Normally I am very lazy about getting gas for my car, cooking lunch when I’m planning to eat alone, and doing laundry. But for some reason, I decided to do all three of those as soon as I got ready for today.
So I put my rice in the rice cooker and went outside to get some gas for my car and planned to get some coins from a grocery store. But on my way out of campus, I saw this lady .. who often calls me to ask for help.
I passed by her … And as I was putting some gas in my car, God started moving my heart. It seemed that He wanted me to help her today. Do you know what my initial response to Him was? “…I gotta study today.. I already started my day too late.. I got things I need to get done”
My mind was busy trying to come up with some excuses to avoid “helping” someone who needs it. A few seconds later, I was thinking “may be she doesn’t really need help.. May be she is waiting for someone.” I was just going to move on, but God reminded me of my own words that I had spoken a few weeks ago.
“I wish I would love other people without favoritism” What I meant by that was this. I want to love other people than whom I love already.
So, still reluctantly, I called the lady and asked if she needed help. And she did need help. That help was a very small thing.. It didn’t take much effort but just a little bit of time God freely granted me with….and guess what? The lady praised God for the little help I offered. That little obedience on my part turned out to be a great answer of her prayer.
This taught me a lot.
How weak and selfish I am.
How good God is that He answered her prayer while teaching me a great lesson. He is so loving and gracious!
I pray that I would not forget what God taught me today. I pray that I would be willing to help anyone who needs it. And I pray that God would fill my heart with the love of Christ so much that I cannot help but to share with the world He loves. And.. Help me be obedient, LORD!