With the busyness of life, people today more than ever are quick to place
responsibilities on others rather than completing those tasks themselves.
We must remember that God gives us special talents and abilities that are
meant to be used to fulfill His work on the earth. The Bible declares in
Romans 12:4-6, "For as we have many members in one body, and all members
have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and
every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to
the grace that is given to us..." Be encouraged to participate in doing
God's work and know that you are well able to do all that He asks of you.
I hope you are both inspired and challenged by this message to not be
passive when it comes to taking hold of responsibilities, but rather do
what you can with your whole heart leaving the results up to the Lord.
A STORY ABOUT FOUR PEOPLE
This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but
Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody
thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when actually Nobody asked Anybody.
No matter what task comes before us whether feeding the homeless, driving
the church bus or simply paying attention to someone who is in need, let
us do it wholeheartedly with the love of Christ shining through our
countenance. Doing what God commands will both please the Lord and bring
a peace to our hearts for knowing we are doing what's right in His eyes.
We cannot go through life hoping that a certain job will be completed
without knowing who will take that responsibility on themselves. Let us as
God's people not wait any longer for someone else to do it and let us do
the job that we know in our hearts needs to be done whatever it may be.
The testimony that will be left behind will greatly outweigh and outlast
the job that was done. (Luke 6:35-38) (Psalm 37:1-5) (Ephesians 6:5-8)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Philippians 2:3-7 "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not
every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself
of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in
the likeness of men."
Jeremiah 1:4-8 "Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I
formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of
the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But
the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that
I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not
afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD."
John 13:12-15 "So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His
garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have
done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to
wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should
do as I have done to you."
Matthew 25:37-40 Jesus declares "Then shall the righteous answer Him,
saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and
gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked,
and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto
Thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto Me."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: BREATHING SPACE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem174.htm
Today's Selected Testimony: HEALED FROM DEPRESSION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony130.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry