By Pastor Bobby Schuller
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Jesus is calling you to stop being so much a talker and, instead, become much more a doer. It’s time to do something this week. Some situation is going to present itself to you where you will have a chance to do the next right thing, something Jesus told you to do.
There will be a couple in your neighborhood that’s struggling financially and needs babysitting and money for movies and dinner, and you are going to say? “This is my chance.” You’re going to be at the pharmacy waiting for your medication, some guy cuts in line in front of you, and you are going to say to yourself, “This is my chance.” Yes! It’s your chance to love that guy and encourage him. He’s sick and he needs help! You’re going to have a dear friend in the hospital and, even though you’re going to be busy and not know how to find the time, you’re going to say to yourself, “This is my chance.” That’s right. Somebody’s going to lash out at you in anger and you’re going to say, “This is my chance.” That’s right. You’re going to see your husband doing the dishes. You get it. “This is my chance!”
Jesus wants us to be the lights of the world. Take that chance today!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I have been a talker about so many things, but now I want to be a doer. Lead me to those who need my help. Show me the way to the next right thing to do. Amen.
Reflection: What have you’ve been talking about for quite sometime? What are you going to do about it?