Do you ever wonder why we often hesitate to serve those whom we love?
Why is it so hard to be selfless with ourselves?
When our hearts are set free, our hands become willing.
Apostle Paul wrote, "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other." (Galations 5:13-15)
When we live in the flesh, we see people as objects that don't deserve our time. We have no patience to nurture someone, because we have already decided that our sacrifice isn't going to benefit us. (Our flesh is so very selfish!)
When we walk in the Holy Spirit, we see people as humans and we desire to serve them in love as Jesus did. The evidence of living in this freedom is our willingness to give more of ourselves for the sake of others.
When our hands are willing, the body of Christ thrives! When we choose to operate in the flesh, we shatter God's design for community.
Willing hands are eager, prepared, enthusiastic, active, and happy to be at service.
Willing hands are generous with their time.
Willing hands give themselves completely to Jesus and to one another.
Willing hands fight resistance each day, yet they choose to bless someone daily.