Wednesday, April 21, 2010


What Have You Done for God?
As I think about this title I wonder what have I done for God, sometimes we think we do so much, and as we look back it seems so little. Compared to all God has did for us.
God never gives up on us. He gives us second, third, fourth, fifth hundreds of chances, and more. He still forgives and forgets what we have done. He is so wonderful; so what are you doing for
I am just kinda thinking out loud here, and may it stir our hearts an minds as we think on these things, what have we really accomplished for our dear lord that give his only begotten son that we may have life.
I am getting on up in years, you may say I am in the winter season of my life, and as I look back I think of the ones I have told about Christ, and the classes I have taught, an the souls I led to a saving knowledge of Jesus, but in all reality what have I did, I never did a lot, and now it is almost too late to do too much, I am old, and I am sickly, and have a bum leg. But...I still can pray, I still can write, I still can talk and tell others of what our marvellous Saviour has did for me. We all can do more than we are doing for our lord.
Many say that their prayers are for God. Much of our praying is for us, and not for God, nor for others. “Lord, gimme this”, or “gimme that,” is usually a prayer for only ourselves.

Some think their Bible-reading is for God. Reading can guide us in the direction He wants, but most of our reading is for us, and not for His plans. Too many are not reading it to “hear” from God, and allow His Spirit to sway and direct their hearts. For many, it is a drudgerous work and is not done for God.  And how many times do we let God lead us, and when we are done learning and reading actually go and tell others about what I have read?
Attending church, also, is usually for us. In too many cases, the reason for attendance is for fellowship, food, or for attaining interesting facts. Attendance should be to hear what God has laid on the pastor’s heart to speak to ours, or to learn how we can be of further use to Him. Go to church to praise God for what he has did in your life, Go to church to give God glory for all he has done, and to worship him in Spirit and Truth. Let us go to be with God's people and and to be strengthened in his holy word.
Many through the ages that have done what God has told them. It was hard for them to tithe, go soul winning, attend church although they had a work schedule, and all the other things that so many excuse their way out of. The difference between them and the excuse-makers is that obedience to God was important to them, and they did obey what they were shown or told. When one is obedient, all the things that God wants them to do are done. Then they will give, teach, help others, pray, read their Bible, attend church, serve in a ministry and other things God wants them to do. I will close today with these scriptures:

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16

“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” James 2:20

“For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:19

Now what will you do today for God?

Lots of Love and Prayers, Barbara


Amanda said...

This was a very nice, thought provoking post. I've also been thinking about this the past few months. I've been saved for about 16 years now, but I've never really led anyone to Christ. Sure I pray for people to be saved and hope that I'm an example of Christ. Another thing I'm working on is reading the Bible through in it's entirity. I've always managed to pick up a verse or book here and there, but never read it straigh through. I'm not using one of those guides to get you through it in a year either. I've done that before and I end up reading to meet a quota rather than soaking it in and letting it speak to my heart. It may take me 2 or 3 years but I want to do it the right way this time. You would think I should have read it through several times over 16 years. God has done so much for us, we need to make time for him.

Barbara said...

Amanda that is such a sweet post, and how I do and have did my readings is some reading in the old Testament, some reading in the new Testament, then one chapter in Psalms and one in Proverbs, it really works well, and I do not rush through, I take my time and let God speak through his word, we are not in any contest, just trying to see what God holds for us daily. Hope this helps sweetie.

Juanita said...

Thank you Barbara for these thoughts! I can never do enough for my Lord! He is so precious to me. I have failed Him in so many ways and yes, you are right he forgives me over and over again. My desire is to share the Gospel with more people this year.After all that is what He said our job here is.To reach the lost sinners. Have a blessed day!

Janera Jepson said...

Hi Barbara-

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Sandy said...

We can never expect to do enough
for the Lord. He has left us with
a debt we can never repay with
His great sacrifice. I believe
the most important thing we can
do is what He wants most. That
is to love Him with all of our
heart and keep Him first in our

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Great post Barbara!

Thanks for the sweet comment yesterday on my blog! I appreciate your love and prayers!


Jan said...

Yes your words are so true, I was a workaholic, and I filled my time, with Christian good deeds, visited jails etc, took me a while to see that it was not the right way to live.
We will never do enough or everything right, but by His Grace, we are accepted in His sight, and I have the joy of seeing His hand in my life.

Thank you so much Barbara for your lovely comment on my site.
With Love.

Aliene said...

Thanks, Barbara for your comments. I am enjoying getting around more and reading some older post. One blogger said when you get to be 60 that you are in the youth of your old age. I have never quilted either. We are never too old to learn. You might like it.
It is so true that we never feel we do enough for the Lord. But He just wants our best! I was saved at the age of 9 years old. I am going to get around to writing my salvation story. I have not missed a thing out there in the world. They have fun but we have joy in the Lord. That's good enoough for me.

Dee said...

There are seasons in my life the Lord had me busy doing many things.He has also put me on a shelf for a time of learning. I know I can not do anything to repay him except to love him and be ready and willing to serve when he calls and to spread the gospel and plant seeds.

Cathy said...

Thank you for those thoughts, Dear. I too am getting older. I am glad I have my computer that I can hopefully minister to others. Hugs, Cathy

Lisa Ann said...

I really enjoy reading your blog! I invite you to check out mine, if interested! Have a blessed day!