Thursday, February 9, 2012

Working for the Lord...

This Thursday I'm thankful for our sermon at prayer meeting last night. Our pastor is on vacation so we had a guest preacher and he spoke on the verses from John 17 where Jesus prays about His work being done. He then went on to talk about work, how we all have work from God to do, some of it more important in that it gets noticed and appreciated more, some of it no one but God sees, all the way down to the lady who felt she did nothing because all she did was 'warm a pew' each week.

He pointed out that we all have a duty to do, a work to do for God, and none of us can leave this world till we have finished the work we've been given. For someone who sometimes finds life very hard, and wonders what am I was a helpful encouraging reminder, that the Lord has given me a job to do, whether that is praying for my family, folding laundry, helping with the children, faithfully warming a pew at church, waiting on Him, or ___ - until He says my job is done I need to be content to stay here. It also helped me when I realized that the Lord loved me enough to remind me and encourage me in this area. I hope you can listen and be encouraged to faithfully do your work today for the Lord!
Before I end I also want to say Hapy Birthday to my little sister Hannah - she's 13 today! Love you Hannah 

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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:6,8-1