“Don’t” Mind Your Own Business

19 Mar

God’s Word:  Matthew 7:12  Jesus said, “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior.  Ask yourself, what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.  Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.”

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying in these verses)

Don’t go through life minding your own business! helping-others-ws3 Be on the lookout for ways you can help others and then do it.  When reaching out to others there is something that happens deep within your heart.  It is a soothing of one’s own spirit that does not come by receiving blessings but by giving them.  The spoiled child receives, receives and receives and wants even more.  They have not been taught this aspect of living that can never be attained apart from “giving.”

This simple statement is really very profound.  Look at the state of the world today.  Did it get to this place because of following this guide or by spitting in the face of it? Why is it so difficult to follow this rule-of-thumb guide for behavior?  This is a taught and learned skill so we must assume it is not being modeled and taught.  It’s said to children to help them “straighten up,” but the adults who spoke those words do not even follow the rule.  Children do what you do—not what you say.

To change your society you must grab the initiative and get busy.  What immediate needs are in your neighborhood—your community—your nation—the world?  You can’t meet all those needs but don’t worry about what you can’t do but what you can do.  Remember, loved ones, I take your treatment of others, all others, personally.  I see your deeds of love and touch your spirit with deep peace and joy.  Your treatment of others is your connection to Me.

Jesus’ Question for Me: Will you grab the initiative and reach out to others in need as you wish they would reach out to you in your need?

Jesus’ Promise to Me:  In reaching out to others you are reaching out to Me–and I am there with you to give strength and peace.

My Prayer to God

I praise You for this way we can reach out to You through others.

I am sorry I get so self-focused that I forget about others needs.

Thank you for those who have shared so often with me.

Help me to be on the look-out for those I can express love for You.

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One Response to ““Don’t” Mind Your Own Business”

  1. dufresnedesign March 19, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Reblogged this on Glory Goes To God and commented:
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