Are you a Street Sweeper?
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Today the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. This ministry pays homage to him for his impact on us in various ways. The quote above notes such an impact. Without preaching a sermon or asking followers to buy a “hot off the press” teaching tape, he gives one quote that reaches deep down into the innermost of our beings. The message? No matter what God has assigned you to do, do it with all your heart and strength, as unto the Lord. I needed to hear that (again!) today.
It is a new year! And with that, I always have believed, are new possibilities with hopes and dreams that can be realized. I have always been a “glass half-full” person even in lieu of my very sorted life and circumstances. It is truly a God-given outlook.
But, I also know that with a new year comes the attitude of “same ‘ole, same ‘ole” and lots of despair. So how do we turn a situation around that mirrors the latter? Lobotomy? Heart transplant? I wish it were that easy, but there is a hope that is available that I certainly had not known of. I literally had to exhaust all (MY!) efforts and end up pretty much broke, busted, and disgusted until I finally cried “uncle!”
The cross of Christ is enough. This almost hidden secret to many is powerful and divine, but sorrowfully not many will ever embark upon its fullest intentions due to just plain ‘ole having a very hard head. Some have been blinded by the enemy of our souls and others, well just don’t need all that Jesus stuff—right now. I can tell you for a fact that if it had not been a simple gesture of asking (Matthew 7:7) on my part that I, too, would never have sought it out. I was worn out of trying everything I knew to be sane and happy, but somewhere in the darkness of my thinking there was a little flicker of hope left that I could have somewhat of a “normal life.” God did not make this a hard process. All I had to do was ask for help. Surely, I can do that.
Just begin. We, once again, are stepping out on faith to try and help those that the Father will draw to us with a saving type of love that is invisible to the naked eye yet so real that not everyone will enter its divine help. Look for our new teachings in February. Get ready!
Keep the faith and keep on going for God loves you. And in everything you do, do it as unto the Lord so that all of heaven will rejoice.