"I just do what God tells me to do." --Timothy the street evangelist
When a couple of our case managers came in this morning and told me there was a "young guy on the corner with a sign" I immediately thought that he might be someone in need of housing or some sort of help. So I headed out the door and casually approached the young man I assumed was in need of a good samaritan.
As I approached I could see his sign wasn't an appeal for charity, but a hand written note on a piece of scratch paper encouraging people to seek Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I found out that his name was Timothy and that he has some variety of intellectual disability. He was standing there on the corner while his mom worked out at Curves, telling people that Jesus loved them.
I asked him why he decided to do this and he responded simply, "I just do what God tells me to do."
What a beautiful thing. What a challenge to me. What is God telling me to do today? Where and with whom does God want me to share the good news of Jesus today? Oh that you and I would be more like Timothy today, and do what God tells us to do.
"As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6