Today the devotion was about being available for the needs of others because that honours Christ.
The scripture reading is Mark 2:13-17
Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
As believers we should be ready and available to those who are looking for answers, in need of a helping hand or advice. Sometimes we can get stuck in our own routine and our own families and lives that we become too busy for others and maybe they feel like they don't want to bother you with things because you seem to busy with your own things. This week I am going to try to become more available for the needs of others. It doesn't mean I have to become busy with a lot of outside activities that just can't fit into my schedule right now, but to be more approachable in the places I already am. I will try this at church, while shopping, with friends and family, young marrieds group and anywhere I happen to be. I tend to be shy and some people may think that I am not approachable and so I am going to ask God to give me the strength to push through my shyness and get to know people that he would have me get to know.
What about you? Do you have time for others? Even a quick email to let them know you are there for them. It helps to stay connected to others. Smiling and making small talk with a stranger could offer a sense of approachability, you never know who might be needing someone to talk to.
Do you have any ideas on how we can become more approachable? Especially to those who are lost in this world. We have to be a shining light and beyond that we have to be a light that people are not afraid to talk with and get to know.
I have to go now. Dew Drop is awake and its breakfast time and diaper change..yay! haha..
Have a wonderful day!