You can sell everything you own, move yourself/your entire family across the world, start an organization that helps thousands and thousands of people, raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, have everyone and their grandmother support you and all the church/business/internet peeps telling everyone they know about your organization but if Jesus isn’t in it, you have done nothing. The work we do HAS to be an overflow of our faith. It can’t be done so this one says, “Look what these people gave up to go help the poor.” You can do NOTHING without Christ. When you chase after recognition for yourself from the world, you stop making a difference in His kingdom. It’s not about us. We’re only here for Him. We’re. Only. Breathing. Because. He. Allows. It. If you’re not leading people to Jesus with what you’re doing, what you’re doing is worthless.
Lord, stir our hearts to serve You when we’re tired. Humble our hearts so that we put ourselves on the altar for You to use. Not just the parts of ourselves that are left over from the rest of the business of this world, but all of us. Create in us a firestorm for Your glory. Help us not to constantly long to do Your will but to align our lives with the will You already have for us. We. Are. Ready.