This past weekend I went with my mom and sister to the Women of Faith Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a time of turmoil, tears, and I hope transformation. God revealed SO MUCH to me in such a short amount of time. Anyways, I was praying just now and I was thanking God, The Father that He was watching over me. I thanked Him that He had sent His Holy Spirit to dwell in me. Then I thanked Jesus that He was sitting next to me and His angels were protecting me. I pondered that thought for a moment and realized I pretty much have the spiritual version of the FBI and SWAT team combined around me. I pondered how God is in ever part of my life. The Holy Spirit is guiding me. The Father is watching over me... and Jesus... well Jesus is here. Jesus is alive.
One of the speakers this weekend spoke about our misconception that it is our responsibility as Christians to be Jesus to the world. While this is not necessarily wrong, there is a greater truth. The Bible says ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and
sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40). More than us being Jesus to others, others are being Jesus TO US! Everyday we are given the opportunity to serve others as though we are serving Christ himself... so that thought got me really thinking. Jesus is alive. He acended into Heaven having the body of a man... the body that his decisple's had touched. JESUS IS ALIVE! As in, Jesus could come and stand beside me and I could... I could poke Him! No I'm not talking the facebook type of poking, I'm talking living breathing flesh, oh my word, I just connected my finger with the flesh of the SON OF GOD! ha. I was thinking about how on the road to Emmaus the two deciples "were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them but they were kept from recognizing him." (Luke 24:13-16). If people who had walked and talked with Jesus didn't recognize Him, how much more likely is it that Jesus could be walking and talking beside me and I don't recognize Him. Jesus is ALIVE! Anytime I come in contact with someone He said, it could be Him. This thought... is blowing my mind... as I was walking from our school's Prayer Chapel to the library where I am now typing this I suddenly was looking at people differently. Suddenly I'm thinking... what if that person is Jesus and I have an oppurtunity to serve Him. Friends, these ideas are blowing my mind... I'm feeling so overwhelmed and elated... and I don't know what.
My friends, my prayer for us today is that we would begin looking for ways to serve Jesus by seeking Him in those around us. You never know how He may come into your life, but I KNOW He is there.