Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Living In-Step

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25 NIV)

I love watching a precision military march. The sound of every member of the unit marching 
In-step is powerful. I also love sharing time with people who are In-step with the Holy Spirit. I'm not an expert by any means, but being In-step with the Holy Spirit means listening and acting. 

Using the words "in step with the spirit" give the sense of movement and action. We need to live a life of action. We need to act on healing the sick, serving the poor, protecting the widows, and taking care of the orphans. I'm NOT talking about turning this over to some government program to do for us. I'm talking about US, as Christians, taking these causes and acting on them with our own hands and feet. You can't pass your calling to the government or your church. It's not good enough to give financial support. It isn't enough to pay your taxes to support welfare or health care. The poor, the lost, and the broken need to see our face. They need to see our hands and feet working for them without reward or judgment. 

Each of us is called into service by the Holy Spirit to serve. You don't have to do ALL these things, but you must do something. Too many of my brothers and sisters sit not he sidelines and don't step out to serve. Lord help us to serve each other in love. Help us to use our bodies as living testament to your love. Praise God for those who DO serve his kingdom.

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