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What Can You Do?

01 Aug
Teenagers. They’re an incredible group of people. My husband has the privilege of working with them every day. He’s an instructor at our city’s high school. It’s quite a job, and I often help him. I didn’t realize the impact of my help until the day I assisted at a 12-hour event. One of our
students approached me and said, “Is there anything you can’t do?”
His statement shocked me. I assured him there’s a lot I can’t do. It’s only by God’s grace that I achieve anything. Without Jesus, I can do nothing. But his question convicted me, and made me wonder, what other things might I accomplish if only I endeavored?
If given the opportunity, what advice would you share with the next generation? I persuade them to spend time in activities that will endure, in actions that positively impact the lives of others. This is a concept with which I’ve struggled. The older I get, the more introverted this extrovert becomes. Events I formerly enjoyed in social settings are not nearly as inviting as a quiet room and a book. Sure, I’d prefer to come home Friday afternoon, shut my garage door behind me, and not resurface until Monday morning, but that’s folly. We’re here to serve others.
The Lord Jesus must have amazed His disciples with the words we find in John 14:12. “Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on Me, the works that I do will he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to My Father.” He continues astounding in verses 13-14. “And whatever you will ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you will ask anything in My name, I will do it.” He ensues with a pivotal stipulation in verse 15: “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”

Christian, what can you do? You can serve, heal, love, bless, forgive, help, and minister—powerfully—in The Name of Jesus.
 
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Posted by on August 1, 2014 in Jericha Kingston

 

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