REACH OUT

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. –Romans 12:1,NLT

Our biblical act of worship is not what we do on Sunday mornings in coats and ties, but our act of worship is a lifelong, seven-days-a-week process of placing ourselves upon an altar of sacrifice. Worship is living the principles of Christ in everything we do. You’re worshiping God by what you do all week long.

A Christian who’s reaching out realizes the urgency and remembers what it was like before he knew about Jesus…he realizes that when people need help, they need Jesus above all else.

When you take food to the poor, that’s an act of worship. When you give a word of kindness to someone who needs it, that’s an act of worship. When you write someone a letter to encourage them or sit down and open your Bible with someone to teach them, that’s an act of worship.

We’re in a fast-moving, fast-paced society. We need to build bridges between our hearts and those of people we see who need a friend — and allow Jesus to cross that bridge of friendship and walk into their hearts.

Your handshake, your warmth, your walk, your friendliness could make the difference in someone’s life.

— From The Inspirational Study Bible edited by Max Lucado

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