I am not a theologian and I don’t intend for what follows to lead to a deep spiritual discussion. My words simply describe how God revealed himself to me again this morning as I started typing words into my computer.
I am so thankful I live in the dispensation of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? I thought I knew but this morning God opened my mind and poured in a little different understanding.
When I moved the cursor over dispensation in the preceding paragraph and hit , several synonyms popped up and immediately touched my heart:
1) Special consideration
3) Relaxation of the rules
I expect good things to happen to me, not because I am anyone of significance in the world. No, God just put into me a servant’s heart. I like to help people. If I see a need, I want to resolve it. Often, I see a solution so naturally I want to resolve it. I don’t see every need, I don’t always have an answer, and sometimes I know not to butt into a certain situation.
Anyway, having a servant’s heart, I believe God brings me in contact with others who also have a heart toward people. Most of the time when I go to someone with a problem, I get the perfect person to help, occasionally I get a grouch. Often I can alter the disposition of someone with a few kind words and sometimes not.
Why do I seem to get special consideration? Why do I seem to receive special privileges? Why would someone relax the rules for me? Why am I exempted from some rules? Why do I always expect good things to happen to me?
I believe it is because of a scriptural principle that most of us learned about when we were children. “The Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Jesus Christ was the first to speak about it in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” KJV
All I am saying is that if we treat others with kindness we are likely to be treated kindly and often we will find out that God has already put a sweet spirit into someone He knows we are about to need.
I hope you have had similar experiences as I and if you haven’t noticed in the past, start looking and realize how God paves the roads we are about to travel.
by Wayne Brady 4/14/2013