Tammy Tangent Tuesdays
Being the Hands of God!
Hello beautiful! I pray you’re having a great week so far. It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!!! I don’t know about you, but I believe we all need someone who will reach out and help strengthen us as we sojourn through this life; whether it’s given through a sprinkling of love from a simple smile, a hug, a tender touch, precious time, or that much-needed encouragement.
Have you ever wondered what being the hands and feet of God is like? I admittedly never thought much of the impact until a girlfriend shared this beautiful song with me called “Being the Hands of God” by Francesca Battistelli. It is amazing the blessings that loving others the way God asks us to signifies. It just resonated so deeply within my heart the significance and import that simple and random acts of kindness offer through healing and is a key to unlocking the doors of heaven here on earth while bringing unity back into our churches and communities.
We all need to love and be loved; so simple, yet somehow or another we’ve lost this delicate art! War and division seem so much easier than to just love others. This song illustrates beautifully the importance in being the hands and feet of God (1 Corinthians 12:14-24 and Romans 12:4-8) and is exactly what the body of Christ was designed and meant to do; reaching out and pouring love into others; therefore, revealing who Jesus Christ is. “Every time you reach out, I can feel His love so near. I hope you know to me you are the hands of God.” This amazing song with lyrics can be listened here:
Just knowing that reaching out and loving on another Beautiful Beloved through simple encouragement and an easy gesture was considered being the hands of God, it just inspires me to continue sharing and pouring out the love of Christ. We are all in this together, and we need each other to weather the storms in life, and it takes just a few minutes to tell someone you love them and appreciate them; offering a shoulder to cry on; the touch of a hand; a card saying “I love you and appreciate you”; a simple token of “I’m sorry, please forgive me”; flowers “Just because”; these random acts of love and thoughtfulness radiate the sunshine and growth that keeps us blossoming into the Beautiful Beloveds God designed and created us to be.
No matter how hard our own lives are, blessing others with simple deposits of love not only sprinkle blessings and affirmation onto the recipient, it creates an atmosphere that takes our minds off of self and pity and unites and knits together woven strands of love that are so strong, they can break down the walls of division and spread the love of Jesus that only the transforming power can accomplish and conquer. We are here to encourage one another through love. All lives are messy and need help from time to time; and when we reach out, pull up and share our lives with another through love and service, we are being the hands and feet of God.
Weekly Challenge: Since Jesus reaches down to us and meets us where we are so He can heal our bleeding hearts, let’s start emulating His life by using His power that exists in our own hands. I don’t know about you, but I want to utilize the hands of God that extends to everyone I cross paths with, whether I know them or not, and leave a deposit of love on their life!
Let’s take the time this week to reflect on the fact that we have the privilege in being loved and to love, along with the privilege of time right here and right NOW!!! With that understanding, this will usher in the time to be friendly! Say hi, smile, make eye contact, pray over, hand a flower to, open the door for someone and radiate that Beautiful You without hastily rushing by others without much thought or concern. This is such a simple start in unleashing the power in being the hands of God! Together we can make a difference! With no guarantees of tomorrow, never forget: