The Bible declares in Proverbs 10:22, "The blessing of the LORD, it maketh
rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it." God's blessing does not only enrich
us in the physical world, but the Lord's blessing also enriches our mind
and spirit to make a difference for Him now while we are able. There are
many people in this world that have received the blessing of the Lord, but
still they feel unworthy or unable to make a difference for the glory of
God. They must realize the special gift that God has placed within them
and make up their minds to trust God and bring to fruition that which is
in their hearts and spirits. (Jeremiah 29:11) (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
If you are feeling like you have nothing special to offer the Lord, I hope
this message will inspire your heart to see how special you are as an
individual before the Lord and recognize that you too can make a difference
that can never be erased.
NEVER TOO OLD!
"So here I [Caleb] am today, eighty-five years old! I am still as strong
today as the day Moses sent me out; I'm just as vigorous to go out to
battle now as I was then. Now give me this hill country that the LORD
promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there
and their cities were large and fortified, but, the LORD helping me, I will
drive them out just as He said" (Joshua 14:10-12, NIV).
A former mentor of mine, the late Cecil Osborne, spent most of his working
years as the pastor of a church that helped found a number of daughter
churches. He also saw the need for a counseling ministry for hurting
people and when he retired from the pastorate at or about age 65, he set up
a full-time counseling ministry. He was close to age 60 when he published
his first of a dozen books, "The Art of Understanding Yourself," and kept
counseling until he was well into his 80s.
Numerous other people have seen great achievements in their senior years.
For example, "Cervantes completed Don Quixote when he was nearing 70. Clara
Barton, at 59, founded the American Red Cross. Goethe finished the dramatic
poem 'Faust' at 82. Verdi composed 'Othello' at 73, 'Falstaff' in his late
seventies. Benjamin Disraeli became Prime Minister of England for the
second time at 70."
"Pablo Picasso was still painting at age 91. Arturo Toscanini gave his last
performance at 87. Konrad Adenauer was chancellor of West Germany at 87.
And the accomplishments of many senior members of God's Kingdom would make
an even more impressive story if they could all be told."
Admittedly, in Caleb's day people lived much longer than we do today.
Nevertheless, no matter how old we are, we are never too old to serve God.
Just check with your pastor and he will show you many ways you can do this.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 40:1-4 "I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And
heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry
clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a
new song in my mouth - Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And
will trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies."
Colossians 3:22-24 "Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according
to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of
heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and
not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the
inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."
Colossians 3:15-17 "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which
also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to
the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: GOD'S BLUEPRINT
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Today's Selected Testimony: GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE OUR SIDE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony52.htm
God give me work till my life shall end, And life till my work is done.
- Winifred Holtby
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry