Devotions from Fil Anderson’s book, Breaking the Rules
“NO act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. “ AESOP
Sometimes it may just be a word of love but it can be a supreme act of love. That’s because “when our words become flesh in our lives, the world is transformed.”
Jesus is the living Word and His words and actions are one and the same. In Matt 5 he says, “Don’t say anything you don’t mean…You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying” I’ll pray for you, and never dong it, or saying” God be with you,” and not meaning it. …..when you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong.”
How often do we waste words? Or money? Or food? Or talents etc.? It’s true we are a wasteful culture but some of us have adopted religious values that placed usefulness above love for Him. Jesus wants us to be caring for others but He is our first priority. He wants to be the focal point of our affection and we’re to lavish upon Him all that we have, including our very selves. Our friendship with Him cannot be measured by our usefulness or fruitfulness but by our intimacy and openness with Him. That means “wasting time” with Him who knows us by name and loves us unconditionally! We don’t have to be concerned about wasting everything on Him!