Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesdays - Branch Out 3/16/10


If we want to take root and to grow in our faith, it's necessary to branch out in service. Try serving God in little things. It's wonderful to accomplish great things for Christ, but sometimes our greatest works are in the little things.

Leslie Flynn relates the legend of an angel who, at the start of a church construction project, announced he would award a prize to the person who made the most significant contribution to the finished product. Everyone worked hard, wanting to win--the architect, the contractor, the craftsmen, the artists, the clergy, and the carpenters. 

The winner turned out to be an elderly peasant woman who every day carried hay to the ox that pulled the stones for the stonecutters.1

Our faith grows as we serve, and we serve best when we're faithful in little things. Try branching out in a new area of Christian service, however small; and be faithful, so that one day the Lord of the Harvest will say, "Well done!"

God expects us to take advantage of every opportunity to be a doer of good.... Keep on keeping on. Who does God's work will get God's pay. Leslie B. Flynn
1Leslie Flynn, Keep on Keeping On (Carlsbad, CA: Mangus Press, 2005), 106.

Peace and Joy,
Susan

Matthew 25:23 (NKJV) His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

6 comments:

christy rose said...

Amen! We are the body of Christ and every work in ministering toward building up His body is equally important. We all have a part and are the most fulfilled in life when we find out what that is and participate.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Very good post. Praise God. I agree with @Christy Rose.

Heart2Heart said...

Susan,

May we all find glory in serving God by picking up our crosses daily, denying ourselves and following Him.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great post...am always refreshed when I stop by....

Greg C said...

I am always telling people; There must be something you can do no matter now small it seems. Do something!! Great story Susan.

gigi said...

There isn't enough time in the day to do all I really wish I could do :) So this is where doing the little things adds up quick. Losing yourself in the service of others brings much happiness.