Do…Do…Do…Do !

So many of us feel we are not doing anything for the Kingdom if we are not “do..do..doing.  How wrong can we be!!  We have every thing upside down.  Praying is the most important of all and without it, we have no foundation to build our life upon.

We are told, “pray without ceasing in First Thess.  God wants to hear from us and when we no longer can do the doing bit we need to capitalize on what we can do and what we should be doing the best……..praying.  Dr. Criswell says it best.  Please read his devotional for today.  It will bless your heart and encourage your mind.

 

1 Corinthians 12:19-28
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular (12:27).
The Gift of the Frail
   We all, even the feeblest members, have a worthy contribution to make to the body of Christ. Without these humblest members, the body is not complete.
   For more than half a century the First Baptist Church has conducted noonday pre-Easter services in a downtown theater. My illustrious predecessor, Dr. George W. Truett, conducted them for twenty-five years, and I have continued that tradition for more than thirty-five years.
   Long ago, when I had just come to be the pastor of the church, I finished delivering the message at one of those noonday services and walked through the front lobby of the theater. There I was met by a small, elderly, stooped lady dressed in an old-fashioned black dress. She said to me, “I have been so eager to see my new pastor, but I am too old and sick to go to church. Since today was such a beautiful warm day, a neighbor brought me downtown to attend this service in order that I might see you. I wish I could help you but I am too old, too sick, and too poor. All I can do is pray for you.”
   I put my arms around that stooped and aged lady and said, “All you can do is pray? My sweet little mother in Christ, that means more than anything else in the world. You speak as though it were too small. No. It is the greatest help of all. May God hear you as you call my name before the throne of grace and ask His power to fall upon me.”

When I was a Dir, Music Ministries, there were two ladies in two different churches who spoke to me early on in my ministry in their church respectively, and told me they could not sing but they could pray for me and if I wanted that, they would commit to praying for me daily.  Oh, yes!!!! “I wanted THAT!!”

They considered it not much help because they could not do..do..do!  They almost missed the boat because communicating with the Heavenly Father is so very important.

How are you doing in this area?  Is there someone in your church that needs to be lifted up through prayer?

You have that opportunity and privilege and you yourself will be blest beyond measure through praying.

Blessings on you today

Marge

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