I recognize it is a little early to be quoting a line from the 'Drummer Boy' but if I am to walk the talk, I need to ask myself this question. Tamara, do you see what I see? Do you see the neighbor across the way who is crumbling under her daughter's diagnosis? Do you see the kindness underneath the disability of those who help out in the nursery? Do you hear the loneliness in the widow's voice as she hands out welcome packets at church? Have you noticed how the first time mom is wondering when to start potty training? Did you see how harping on homework hurt your daugher instead of listening to her whole story?
Slowing down to see what really matters is beginning to hit home. I do not have to be constantly going and doing but I need to dial in on what the Father is nudging me about and then do whatever it is that is being asked of me.
James 1:26-27 says, " Anyone who sets himself up as "religious" by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Re religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world."(MSG)
I don't want to just talk a good game. I want to be in the middle of the action God sets in motion.