Friday, February 24, 2017

Saved To Serve

This new year I am so thankful for the Lord's patience in teaching me through His Word! Each day it seems He is showing me something I haven't seen before and many things that I have to be thankful for. He is giving songs of praise and thanksgiving and it's amazing to see how if affects the children. Several of them walk around singing hymns and Sunday School songs:). We look forward to our times in God's Word and times that we get to serve the Lord together. I'm so thankful that God has given us a place to serve Him. I want to be used of the Lord to witness and see people getting saved. This truly is my greatest desire. There is truly nothing more rewarding than seeing the Lord working in our hearts and those of our children. We're praying that God would open people's eyes to their spiritual need. There is much work to be done for the Lord and the laborers are few, but willing! Praying that the Lord would send forth more laborers to help us, but trusting that He will give us what He feels we need to do the work of the ministry. Praying that more Christians would wake up to the great need around them. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day concerns and temptations of the world around us. I say that from experience. I don't want to go back to that. We've been saved to serve and want to be found doing His work when He returns!

When Jesus comes to reward His servants,
Whether it be noon or night,
Faithful to Him will He find us watching,
With our lamps all trimmed and bright?

Oh, can we say we are ready, brother?
Ready for the soul’s bright home?
Say, will He find you and me still watching,
Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?

If, at the dawn of the early morning,
He shall call us one by one,
When to the Lord we restore our talents,
Will He answer thee, “Well done”?

Have we been true to the trust He left us?
Do we seek to do our best?
If in our hearts there is naught condemns us,
We shall have a glorious rest.

Blessed are those whom the Lord finds watching,
In His glory they shall share;
If He shall come at the dawn or midnight,
Will He find us watching there?

-Fanny Crosby

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