Monday, January 17, 2011

I thought I had better report in.  Last week I had to read  up on all the A Beka material for the teacher.
That took up some of my time.  I am helping in the office at church two mornings a week.  This is something I felt I could do for the Lord.  Adam works on his DVD's  while I am gone.  Silas is here with him.  When I get home we go over whatever quizzes he might have. This works out fine!  He is a good student.

Yesterday I had part of the family over that was suppose to come last week.  The mother and three of the children.  The baby was still sick.  I told her we would do it again when they all got well.  It is not as bad as I imagine.  I had to laugh when they left to go home yesterday around 3:PM.  Right in my living room against the wall was my vacuum cleaner.  Why I did not notice that Saturday night or Sunday morning is beyond me.  Oh well, so what!

I read this saying by D.L.Moody "If you cannot be a lighthouse,  be a candle."

Whatever we endeavor to do we need to do our best.  No matter if it is cleaning toilets.  I have been trying to examine my heart to see if what I am doing for Him is my best.  How much time do I spend preparing my Sunday School lessons?  How much time do I spend praying for the girls in my class?  Can I honestly say
"I have done my best?"    So much of our time is wasted.  That is time we will never have again.  A lot of our service to the Lord is half hearted.  We have not done our best.  We look at others and see what they can do and lament over the things we cannot do.  I know I am limited in certain areas.  The Lord did not give me the ability to sing specials.  But I know there are things I can do.  What I can do I am determine by the Grace of God to do my best!  It takes everybody doing something  to accomplish things for the Lord.  Our Pastor reminds us so often at church there are no big I's and little You's!  We all have a part.  We can all pray.  We can all Praise.  We can all add to the service by preparing our hearts before we come to service.  If you are just a little candle ~ let that little candle shine.  If everyone will do that it will turn into a big light to draw someone to The Light of the World.  I want to let my candle shine.  Do You?

"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelist; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."
(Ephesians  4:11-12)


Deborah said...

Amen! Good thoughts!
I'm glad to hear school is going well.

Barbara said...

Yes amen, we can all be the light in such a dark world, good message, love you, Barbara

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Definitely want my light to shine for Him!

I have a grandson named Silas - I just love that name!

Tara said...

This is such an encouraging post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and wisdom!

Pam said...

Love that quote by Moody. And as always, I was happy to see you had stopped by my blog!

Pamela said...

I love that--"no big Is or little Us." For many years I tried to be what everyone thought I should be and do. And then--I found God only wanted me to use the gifts He gave me. Freedom! It's easy to prepare my heart when it's MY heart. Loved this post.