She left the room in a hurry, fighting back the tears. I couldn't help but notice. She looked like she needed to get away and I let her, but kept an eye on which direction she headed. I chatted with a few others and something in me told me to find her.
Now I'm nothing special. (No doubt you feel the same about yourself.) Yet, I knew I needed to give that woman a hug. Not because I'm smart, or astute or sweet. Something in me said to go.
I don't have to be anything special to be useful to God. It's probably better that I'm not. Maybe I'm more usable that way. With His Spirit in me, I notice little things which help others, like a teary woman who needed a hug. No words required. No explanations needed. Just a hug. It's the Holy Spirit that brings verses to mind, whispers the right phrases to say, prompts me to pray, nudges me into action. God in me notices, cares. I am only His tool to carry out the work.
“We can thrive — and even offer life-giving rest to others — because God is at home in us.”
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We don't have to be super spiritual or insightful or know a hundred Bible verses. We don't need advanced degrees or special training. We don't have to be extra sympathetic or gracious or understanding or patient.
We just have to give Him a home in us.
And marvel as He does the rest.
Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can't bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can't bear fruit unless you are joined with me.
John 15:4 (MES)
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