Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…Love your neighbor as yourself… Mark 12:30-31
We all look up to heros yet so often count ourselves out from ever being one. What do you think God’s definition of a hero is? Might it be someone who…
-See’s a need and meets it.
-Know’s the “cost” and pays it.
-Chooses courage in spite of fear.
-Doesn’t talk themselves out of the above three things.
I think we could all qualify as a hero if we allow God to take over our will. In and of ourselves we are not hero’s, just ordinary (or we might even argue less than ordinary)…but so was every great hero in the Bible. The difference is they allowed God to make good on His promise to never leave them. Hero’s are not called to “easy” they are called to rely on strength and ability beyond their own. A true hero’s confidence/ability does not lie within one’s self.
Humanly we look out for me, myself and I. God is the only one who can raise our perspective and enable us to live beyond ourselves. God-Jesus-Holy Spirit (three in one same God – I know, can’t be explained or understood with our finite mind yet who wants a God you can figure out?!) works for us! God’s love sent His Son (Himself, Jesus) to show us how to be a hero and then sent His Spirit (God) to live within! The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is within us as believers!!
We are ALL called to be hero’s – loving God and our neighbor – not by our self, but with God in us… the only way we ALL, can be heros.
Independent Read: Jeremiah 17:7, Joshua 1:9, Deut. 15:7-8,10-11,14, Eph. 1:19-20, Phil. 4:13, John 3:16