Joining in with Barbara for The Week in Words. The Lord blessed me with a couple of thoughts during my devotions this morning, and those are what I'll share with you today.
First, from F.B. Meyer's devotional:
"Do not try to do a great thing, or you may waste all your life waiting for the opportunity which may never come. But since little things are always claiming your attention, do them as they come from a great motive, for the glory of God and to do good to men. No such action, no matter how trivial, goes without the swift recognition and the ultimate recompense of Christ."
and . . .
"Dare to be yourself -- a simple, humble, sincere follower of Jesus, and it may be said also of you: "He or she did no miracle, but by life and word spoke true things about Jesus Christ, whcih we have tested for ourselves. Indeed, they led us to believe in Christ for ourselves."
From This Day's Thought last Thursday:
This quote is very relevant for me right now. I am learning so much about faith and surrender right now - faith to trust God when He says no, willing not to have what God is not willing to give, and to not insist upon an explanation!From the greatest of all gifts, salvation in Christ, to the material blessings of any ordinary day (hot water, a pair of legs that work, a cup of coffee, a job to do and strength to do it), every good gift comes down from the Father of Lights. Every one of them is to be received gladly and, like gifts people give us, with thanks. Sometimes we want things we were not meant to have. Because He loves us, the Father says no. Faith trusts that no. Faith is willing not to have what God is not willing to give. Furthermore, faith does not insist upon an explanation. It is enough to know His promise to give what is good- He knows so much more about that than we do.