“God, I want to be your hands and feet.”
This is a very common prayer for Christians. We want God to use us to do good works for Him. If you are serious about your prayer life then you have probably prayed something similar. We sincerely want to be His hands and feet. To help the people around us and do good whenever possible.
Be careful what you pray for.
About fifteen years ago, I prayed as honestly as I could for God to show me “the way He sees people”. I asked a few times and didn’t think much of it while I went about my day to day activities. One evening I was shopping and I looked over at a man and my heart broke, I can’t explain it but I cared about him, his life, his family, what he was going through at that moment, his past and his future. I had to go sit down, but it happened again. I saw a lady and her son and I had to hold back the tears. It wasn’t pity I felt, it was an overwhelming sense of how important these people were.
It was beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
So I am very careful what I pray for, why? Because I know He is able to make it happen.
Have you ever thought about what the “hands and feet” of Jesus encountered?
…His hands wrote in the dust.
…His feet were washed by the tears of a less than perfect woman.
…His hands touched the lepers.
…His feet lead him to painful moments of rejection.
…His hands were almost never clean.
…His feet were tired and worn.
…His hands and feet were pierced.
If we are serious about being His hands and feet, it may take us to places and people we never thought we would embrace.
We can’t be His hands and feet if we aren’t first His heart.
So if you are serious about it, pray that way.
But I’m warning you, I believe 100% that He hears and answers.
So be ready.
Written by Tom Wise © Finding Wonder 2013