I Cannot Be Of Any Use!#
"I cannot be of any use," says one. "I cannot talk in meetings. I cannot pray in public. I have no gift for visiting the sick. There is nothing I can do for Christ."
Well, if Christian service were all talking and praying in meetings, and visiting the sick it would be discouraging to such talentless people. But are our tongues the only faculties we can use for Christ?
There are ways in which even silent people can belong to God, and be a blessing in the world.
A star does not talk but it is calm, steady beams shine continually out of the sky, and it is a benediction to many.
A flower cannot sing bird-songs but its sweet beauty and gentle fragrance make it a blessing wherever it is seen.
Be like a star in your peaceful shining, and many will thank God for your life and strength.
Be like the flower in your pure beauty and in the influence of your unselfish spirit. You will do more to bless the world than many who talk incessantly.
The living sacrifice does not always mean active work. It may mean the patient endurance of a wrong, the quiet bearing of a pain; or cheerful acquiescence in a disappointment.
When we present ourselves to God as a living sacrifice, we are to be God's in every part and in every phase of our life wherever we go, whatever we do. ~ #James Russell Miller (1840-1912)
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden... In the same way let your light shine before men... (Matthew 5:14,16a)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Prayer is standing in the presence of God with the mind in the heart.' ~ Henri Nouwen
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