Who Cares?

24 Jan

God’s Word:  Matthew 5:7  You’re blessed when you care.  At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for. 

 

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying in this verse.)Senior-care

The world longs for someone to care.  Be that someone.  When you care for another you are blessed as much as the one to whom you express care. A blessed person is a happy person.  Or perhaps you are the one wishing someone would care about you. Turn that feeling on its tail and step out of your comfort zone and care for someone else.  I set the example for you.  It was not My comfort zone to be physically abused and die on the cross.  I did it because I care deeply for you.

How, you ask, should you demonstrate your care for another?  Follow My example. Be gentle with those whose convictions are different from your own.  Condemnation wins no converts.  Simply treat them as you wish to be treated.  Be helpful to those who need help.  And not just your friends and family—those who will reciprocate—but to those who can never repay.  And added to your gentleness and helpfulness, you must add forgiveness.  What you saw in Me, pass on to others.

Self-pity is self-depreciating.  In my life I set you the example that you should set self aside.  And in the setting aside of self and caring for another, you will find your needs met in the meeting of another’s needs.  My followers are care-givers—wherever they go.  Determine how you want Me me to treat you—then you go treat others that way.  Your actions toward others dictate My actions toward you.

Jesus’ Question for Me: Who have you cared for in a gentle, helpful or forgiving way today?

Jesus’ Promise to Me: The care you give to another, who cannot repay you, is the same care I will give to you.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for Your care for me and example to care for others.

I am sorry I too often spend all my time with my own cares.

Thank You for being patient and forgiving with me.

Help me to seek out ways to care for others instead of turning my head to their needs.  Let the beauty of Your love be seen in me.

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