Is Your Armor Ready?

29 May

God’s Word: Matthew 21:1-11

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Many had hoped the Messiah would be like a knight in shining armor.  armorInstead, Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on the back of the lowly donkey.  No knight ever received a more royal welcome. The crowds spontaneously responded by cutting branches and throwing down their coats as a welcome mat and calling out “Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in God’s name!”

Let this be a lesson to you.  Many put off service to others, waiting until they “win the lottery” or have all their ducks in a row so they can be a smashing success.  They are waiting until their armor is completed and polished brightly.  Jesus aspired to no armor but took every available opportunity to be of service to others.  As He lives, I am calling you to live—a life of sacrifice—for others.

So you don’t have your armor ready or the white horse waiting.  Then climb on the donkey and get to work.  All you need for armor is your skin.  Your heart for the work at hand is what counts.  Who did Jesus go out to serve?  Those close at hand with needs.  You will find that as you reach out to meet the needs of others your needs are also met.  You feel insignificant—go make another feel significant.  You are lonely—go cheer up someone else.  You have nothing left to give—just give a smile.

God’s Question: Will you reach out to someone with a need today?

God’s Promise: I accept the service you give  to others as done for me.

 knee mail

My Prayer to God

I praise You for Jesus’ willingness to sacrifice for me.

I am sorry I fail to sacrifice myself for others.

Thank You for opportunities daily to serve others.

Help me open my eyes to these opportunities and jump in.

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