Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kingdom building....

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This past Lord's day we reached the story of Abigail in our study of 1 Samuel. While the whole sermon was good,  one of the things that caught my attention was when Pastor said that you could say everything was 'hanging' on how Abigail would deal with the situation she found herself in. Everyone knows the story, she acted quickly, provided a feast for David  and his men, and using beautiful wordsconvinced David not to avenge Nabal, but to act honorably. She was just a regular woman, her servant, who went to her for help was just a 'little person'. They likely had  ordinary (if unhappy -  can't imagine Nabal was the most fun guy to live with) lives, yet they were kingdom builders, doing their part to help build God's kingdom. I found it to be an encouraging reminder that the Lord takes all the little insignificant stuff we do for Him and uses it for the advancement of His kingdom and cause. We may not see the results of things we do, or say, or write, or even the answers to our prayers, but nonetheless can know that they are being used for God's glory. That helps me to look at my work differently, and to take prayer more seriously, and I hope maybe will encourage all of us to press on in our ordinary work for God's glory today.

Source: via Laura on Pinterest

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  1. wow, this is so encouraging friend. thank you....

  2. I am always encouraged when I visit you! And this is definitely no exception. Thank you for reminding me that God can use everything for His glory. Thanks for linking up with NOBH. Smiles -



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