So I inquired, “What do you mean?”
“Well,” she continued, “I am an Indian healer and I feel as if it is my purpose to help those in need. If someone needs an extra plate of food, I bring it to them. If someone needs me to pray over them, I do that. If someone needs a healing massage, I give them one. My late grandmother was a healer and she has passed that gift onto me. So I set aside my life to help others. And am available at a moment’s notice.”
I have to admit I was a little taken back by her comment as I had yet to be approached by someone who believes that they are a real Indian healer. This was new ground for me. But she continued.
“I show love to everyone I meet and I believe that it is my duty to do good, and treat all people with love and respect. I refuse to get married so I can be of help to others. I have a heart to make people well. This is sometimes my downfall, but I know it is my purpose.”
It was at that point that I realized she meant every word she spoke. She seemed like a really good person but I couldn’t help but think, what a waste. Here she is doing all these good works, yet none of it will actually count for eternity since she’s not a believer in Jesus. I felt saddened at the thought. Then it hit me. How can this woman, a non-believer, be so content with helping people in need, yet there are thousands of Christians out there who barley lift a finger to help? Why is it that Christians complain when God calls them to action yet this woman, wasn’t complaining at all. What has happened to us Christians?
You see, we have become complacent at Christians. In other words, we have a sense of self satisfaction even when others around us suffer. If we have a roof over our heads, food in our mouths, clothes on our backs, and our necessities’ provided, then we don’t care about much more. We have gotten to the place where as long as our needs are met, nothing else matters. We put ourselves in first place and others get the back burner.
My friends, we have to break out of this mold! So many people around us, neighbors, homeless, poor, needy, orphans, widows, sick, the imprisoned, and more need our help! We have to stop tending only to ourselves and start tending to the needs of others. They need it! We as believers need to step up and fulfill the role God has given us.
“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4
You see what’s sad is, this woman, took it upon herself to help others because no other people would. In her eyes no religion mounted up to the call. So she formed her own religion. Imagine if Christians actually fulfilled the role we were supposed to. We would not only be reaching the hearts of those we helped but also the hearts of many on-lookers such as this woman. Who herself was lost in a state of confusion.
Today I want to call all Christians to action. Today is the day to get active for Christ. Not just in your church building, for the eyes of the believers. But outside your church building too, for the eyes of those who don’t yet believe.
One thing I want to leave you with is this. That many people who think they believe in God, much like this woman, will one day stand before Him and have a real late wake up call. For narrow is the path to God, but wide is the gate to destruction. Which path is it that you are on? For not all will be let into the kingdom of God. Check out this verse in closing….
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew 7: 21-23
I want you to take note of something in the passage above. It says “many.” It doesn’t say a few, or some, it says many will think they are going to heaven only to find out they are not. So who will enter the kingdom of God? According to this verse, ‘those that DO the will of the Father.’ (And obviously in order to Do his will, you must have already believed and accepted Jesus as Savior). But the key word here is, DO! So my question is are you doing the will of the Father? Are you serving others in this lost world? Are you about His business or are you complacent and content with your own business. Be about Gods business in this world, reach the lost, serve others, and develop that relationship with your King.
Love you all!