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