A bridge will get us from one place to another. Otherwise it would be more difficult to get from one place to another if a bridge was not present.
Did you ever think how you may be a bridge? Last night I was thinking about how God uses us as bridges. He uses us to connect people with the Lord or to help them deepen their walk with the Lord. We are His bridge for His GLORY.
To be able to do this we need to be in serve mode all the time. Looking for opportunities for God to use us as bridges. I am very blessed with many friends who I see do this on a daily basis. They are ready to sacrifice their time to sit and listen to someone who is in need and reach out to make a phone call when they care about someone or they just share openly what Jesus has done in their life. They share how God has answered their recent or past prayers and they pray for others on a regular basis. Yes, I am blessed to be surrounded by a body of caring, compassionate believers. I am very grateful and thankful to the Lord for my friends.
I came across this poem in a book I picked up at a yard sale in Florida. I treasure this little book of prayers and reflections put together by ladies in a bible study in Atlanta, Georgia. The name of the book is called Touched by God.
Use me as an extension of Your love so that others may feel Your Presence.
Use me to accomplish the work that needs to be completed so that others will know that God never leaves a job unfinished.
Use me to be that listening ear to someone in pain so that others will know of Your gentleness.
Use me see that others cannot see so that they will know of Your empathy.
Use me to walk a troubled road so that others may learn of Your faithfulness.
Use me to carry heavy burdens so that others will understand Your steadfastness.
Use me as a good mother so that children may grow up to know You as their personal Savior.
Use me to be a better wife so that my husband will understand Your unconditional love.
Use me to be a better friend so that others will know of Your compassion.
Use me, Lord, for Your sake, under any circumstance, for as long as it takes in order for others to experience You more personally.”
by Gwynie Dennard
So are you willing to be a bridge to be used by God so others will know His love, grace and mercy?
We need to take moments to reflect to see how God wants to use us today and everyday to be a bridge for Him.