Today we continue with Influence, one of the unshakeables in the Prayer Covenant. Previously we heard Anuja’s testimony and how God is using her and her husband to minister to children in India that are living in severe poverty. God had given Anuja an assignment and she followed through, walking by faith not by sight and seeing the amazing impact their ministry is having on the least of these.
God wants to use each of us in our own sphere of influence to be His hands and feet and minister to those around us. Ask God to show you ways to minister in your every day. Maybe it’s helping in a food pantry, a clothing drive or a pregnancy care center. Maybe it’s serving in the children’s ministry at church or tutoring at-risk children. Perhaps it is sharing the gospel with someone who doesn’t know Jesus. Whatever God lays on your heart to do, respond with a “yes!” You may think that you do not have the needed skills or experience—that is often the case for those whom God calls into service. He will guide your steps, one step at a time, often taking you out of your comfort zone because He wants you to trust Him. He wants your confidence to be in Him alone, and He wants to receive all the glory. Let Him shine in and through you!
PSALM 146:5-10 READS:
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD their God.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind,
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,
The LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the LORD.
You may not have any idea at this moment how God can and will use you in any given circumstance. You may not be serving in ministry or doing non-profit work. Justice is much bigger than a non-profit job. Justice is showing you care for someone who is headed to a godless eternity by simply sharing the gospel. Justice is intentionally praying by name for people in your life who do not know Jesus, pleading with Him on their behalf. And justice too is equipping the next generation to care for the lost like Jesus did.