Colossians 4:3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

Hebrew 6:1  God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Mathew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

One of the principal rules of religion is, to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbor; which he receives as if done to himself in person, standing visibly before us. John Wesley

Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I’m not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things – things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him. – Oswald Chambers

 

I thought I was making up a new word… “God-tunity”…  using God and opportunity and combing them…but when I Googled my new term I found many people have used that so…I’m not brilliant…oh well.

My point in all of this was to make a point that there are opportunities out there every day to do things for the Lord.  When you make a commitment to serve Him and you have read His word and know the things He would like you to do and you have the knowledge that the Holy Spirit will guide you…. You can expect for the God-tunities to be there.  I look for ways to serve Him daily.  Most of the time I’m right on…God speaks and I move.  But sometimes I’ll miss that opportunity either because I wasn’t paying enough attention or I was too afraid…or even I was….ugh….too busy.  Excuses….excuses.

Example….one day I was in an office and I was sitting next to a couple.  The Lord told me to strike up a conversation and I did.  This led to them being comfortable with me and then the Lord made an opening for me to share my testimony and to give them my personal tract with my story.  They told me they had been through a lot and was thinking about God and finding a church.  I hit the mark on this one.

But there are times when God pointed out someone and I let the opportunity get away from me and in my spirit I knew…well ok…the Holy Spirit lets you know you missed it.   You just hear an inner voice that speaks to you or you get an uncomfortable feeling.  So you apologize to God and wait for your next assignment.  You don’t allow yourself to be riddled with guilt because that serves no purpose and our God is forgiving and patient with us.

WARNING- Don’t force opportunities… but wait on the Holy Spirit’s lead.  Like…if you stand up in the middle of a group of people and start sharing the gospel…unless God told you to do so….you’re gonna look CRAZY and you will not have the anointing that will make Gods word come alive to the people.  But if God speaks to you about the person you are sitting next to and you start praying for them…after the meeting you might invite them for a cup of coffee…now that’s a good thing…an opportunity.

Reach out and touch somebody's hand make this world a better place...I know you can!

There are many other types of God-tunities…like helping a neighbor or a stranger in need.  Calling an old acquaintance…cooking a small meal for a sick friend are little blessed things that can be done.  Look around when you are in church…people come to church and some are suffering with things in their personal life…maybe you can offer friendship and help.  Even if you are housebound…you might call and encourage someone.

If you’re committed and submitted to the Lord and you love Him with all your heart…your passion will be that you want to willingly do things to please Him.  Serving others is definitely one way to get to His heart!!

 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might……(Ecclesiastes 9:10)

Colossians 3:17  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Massage for today: Look for something you can do for the Lord.

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