Reading through the book, "Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus" has been very rewarding for me. The authors have a way of making complex ideas simple, and if you know me for more than 5 minutes, you know this is right up my ally.In one of the chapters, the authors bring up the word for commandments in Hebrew, which is translated, "mitzvah."
-To perform mitzvah is like acting on something God wants you to do & it was never understood to be a burden - rather an opportunity for good-
For instance, someone might say: "I had a chance to do a mitzvah today when I helped with the soup kitchen."
As a follower of Jesus, we probably have more opportunities to do good than we think. Paul says...
"For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith -not by works that no man should boast. For we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works." (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Surely, God did not save us to sit around on our hands. In fact the last two words in the above passage tells us that we have a purpose in this world and that is to live out our calling. Pastor Andrew had a good analogy of this in his sermon this past Sunday. He called it "Piggybacking with Jesus." When someone goes piggybacking , they are bound to the person and will go wherever they go. The same is with Jesus. He will lead you to places and moments you would have never chosen or imagined.
In fact, following Jesus will always lead you to mitzvah moments.
"I am the Light of the World, He who follows Me will never walk in darkness again."-John 8:12
Is Your Mitzvah Moment right in front of you and your missing it?