Lift a Finger Week (again)
IDOK Devotion for Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Lift A Finger Week.
Psalm 63:2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
And on the heels of reading that came this: What does it profit us to lift our hands in the sanctuary on Sunday morning, and go home and fail to lift a finger to help anyone the rest of the week?
And Luke 5: 5Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
But because you say so – I love that! I love that Peter even though he didn’t see the point in it and didn’t expect the results that Jesus knew would come from Peter’s obedience, he let down the nets. 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
What if after we leave the sanctuary, even if we don’t see the point, even if our expectations are way lower than what Jesus knows will be, what if we lifted a finger anyway? Don’t know how to lift a finger? Oh, I bet we do. I bet there are some fingers that have been pointing at us for months now — to do this for someone — to do that for someone. Well, now’s the time. This is Lift a Finger week for IDOKs. This week is the week for us to go about doing good and here’s our example.
Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good . . . for God was with Him.
When I sat to write, ABBA, I did not expect this one, not at all; but I pray You will use it and that we will ‘lift a finger’ this week to help as many people as You give us. Thank You for this ministry; thank You for allowing me to continue in it. And for each name spoken here we want them to experience peace and deliverance and healing. We want their lives to be changed and made full of Your joy and peace. We pray when portions of answers depend on them and their will that they will, will to do Your Will. And when what they need is just You and Your timing, we trust You, LORD, to bring it to be. All this we ask in the Matchless Name of Jesus. Amen and Amen.