We are not Miracle Workers

Jerry WalchStarred Page By Jerry Walch, 20th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2e7hn9na/
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As the hands and feet of Jesus, we minister to the homeless every day, wherever we encounter them. Like the historic Johnny Appleseed (Johnny Appleseed’s real name was Johnathan Chapman, and he was an evangelist as well as an American Pioneer nurseryman), we sow the seeds of God’s love for them. As the apple seeds that Johnny sowed, as he passed through the countryside, sprouted, someone else cultivated them, so will be the seeds of the kingdom that we plant. We plant, Jesus nurtures.

We are not called to be Miracle Workers.

We are not miracle workers no more than the disciples that were with Jesus during his earthly ministry were. Working miracles was not their job then, and it is not our job today. Let us not get it backwards, working miracles has always been, and will always be Jesus’ job. Miracles may happen in our presence as we minister to the homeless, but it is Jesus performing the miracle and we need to give Him all the credit. Far too often, it is all too easy for us to take the credit for what Jesus, by way of the Holy Spirit is doing or has done in our presence. Keep things in their proper perspective, we are nothing more than the hands and feet of Jesus here in the world; Jesus is still the one doing all the work.

We are the Servants of the Son of God

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, in all his glory, did not come to be served, but to serve all mankind. As John Piper stated in one of his sermons, “The infinitely self-sufficient God came into the world not to be assisted (served), but to be enjoyed (but to serve) (Italics are mine).” As the hands and feet of Jesus, it is our calling to serve in Jesus’ place, but always remember it will be the Holy Spirit performing the actual work. We are merely the instruments that the Holy Spirit uses to complete His work.

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Hands And Feet Of Jesus, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Miracle, Miracle Of God, Miracle Worker, Miracles, Not Miracle Workers

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author avatar Jerry Walch
Jerry Walch is a 71 year old freelance writer for hire living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been writing since the late 1970s, and writes for both the print and online media. He specializes in

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author avatar spirited
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Here here, well said, all credit must always go to Jesus.

We of ourselves can do nothing or even know nothing as Plato famously once said

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author avatar Jerry Walch
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you Spirited. Ahhh! Plato, you have brought back memories of my philosophy courses that I took a thousand years ago :-))

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author avatar M G Singh
21st Jan 2014 (#)

You are doing a great job Jerry in highlighting the Christian faith

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author avatar Jerry Walch
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you Madan.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
21st Jan 2014 (#)

What a great privilege it is Jerry to be servants in this world , as our Lord taught us to be .
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Jerry Walch
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Amen Stella. Have a blessed day!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Well done, Jerry. It's wonderful that you can put your writing talents to such good use.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you Connie.

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author avatar Teila
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Thoroughly enjoyed. Wonderful job.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you, Teila.

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