Our Every Acts of Worship

Everything we do
Is an act of worship
That brings pleasure and delight
When it’s done for God,
It touches His heart
And is our God-given purpose in life

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For God created
Everything that exists
For His glory and His pleasure
And we, His children,
Have so much worth,
More valuable than priceless treasure

 

For worshipping God
Is truly a lifestyle,
Affecting everything we do
It’s not just in singing
Spiritual songs,
But in our everyday happenings too

 

As we minister to those
We see in need,
Offering to them our service,
And even the mundane,
Everyday things,
To God, they’re acts of worship

 

We need to be offering
As a dedication
Every area of our lives
As an act of spiritual
Worship to God
And a most holy sacrifice

 

For God cares so much
About every detail
No matter how great or small,
For God will walk
In our every day life
As we establish Him as Lord.

M.S Lowndes

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Take Time To Be Holy

TAKE time to be holy! Speak oft with the Lord;
Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word;
Make friends of God’s children, help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.

Take time to be holy! The world rushes on;
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By looking to Jesus, like Him thou shalt be;
Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.

Take time to be holy! Let Him be thy guide,
And run not before Him, whatever betide;
In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord,
And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His word!

Take time to be holy! Be calm in thy soul,
Each thought and each motive beneath His control;
Thus led by His spirit to fountains of love,
Thou soon shalt be fitted for service above.

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Service To God

I ASKED the Lord to let me dohy
Some mighty work for Him;
To fight amid His battle hosts,
Then sing the victor’s hymn.
I longed my ardent love to show,
But Jesus would not have it so.

He placed me in a quiet home
Whose life was calm and still,
And gave me little things to do,
My daily round to fill;
I could not think it good to be
Just put aside so silently.

Small duties gathered round my way,
They seemed of earth alone;
I, who had longed for conquests bright
To lay before His throne,
Had common things to do and bear,
To watch and strive with daily care.

So then I thought my prayer unheard,
And asked the Lord once more
That He would give me work for Him
And open wide the door–
Forgetting that my Master knew
Just what was best for me to do.

Then quietly the answer came:
“My child, I hear thy cry;
Think not that mighty deeds alone
Will bring thee victory.
The battle has been planned by Me,
Let daily life thy conquests see.”

Daily Heavenly Manna

 

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

Colossians 3:23

Days Of Heaven Upon Earth

“If ye then be risen” (Col. iii. 1).

God is waiting this morning to mark the opening hours for every ready and willing heart with a touch of life and power that will lift our lives to higher pleasures and offer to our vision grander horizons of hope and holy service.google

We shall not need to seek far to discover our risen Lord. He was in advance even of the earliest seeker that Easter morning, and He will be waiting for us before the break of day with His glad “All Hail,” if we have only eyes to see and hearts to welcome and obey Him.

What is His message to us this spring time? “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

It is not risen with Christ, but resurrected. It is not rising a little higher in the old life, but it is rising from the dead. The resurrection will mean no more than the death has meant. Only so far as we are really dead shall we live with Him.

A.B. Simpson

Unto Thee

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Since I’ve no time to be a saint by doing lovely things,

Or watching late with Thee, Or dreaming in the dawn light,

Or storming heaven’s gates, Make me a saint by getting meals,

And washing up the plates.

Although I have Martha’s hands, I have Mary’s mind;

And when I black the boots and shoes, Thy sandals Lord, I find.

I think of how they trod the earth, Each time I scrub the floor.

Accept this meditation, Lord, I haven’t time for more.

Warm all the kitchen with Thy love, And light it with Thy peace;

Forgive me all my worrying, And make all grumbling cease.

Thou who didst love to give men food, In a room or by the sea,

Accept this service that I do….I do it unto Thee.

 

“The more lovely your service to others, the greater you are. To be the greatest, be a servant.” Matthew 23:11 TLB

 

Reaching Out To Others

imagesE5C4NI61.jpgWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.  Colossians 3:23

Ministry is for every person. It’s not just a “calling” for pastors, missionaries, and evangelists.

Many years ago, God chose a woman named Miriam to be a prophetess and worship leader, helping her brothers Moses and Aaron in bringing the people of Israel out of their slavery in Egypt.  God allowed the people to miraculously walk through the Red Sea on dry ground, and then caused the waters to wash away the pursuing Egyptian army. (Exodus 14-15)

After the crossing, Miriam led worship. Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea.” (Exodus 15: 20-21) And all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing.

Whether God uses us for His service in the church, Christian organization, mission field, or on our job, our ministry needs to be and should always be covered in prayer. As we reach up to God, He fills us so we can reach out and pour His love and blessing into others.

Effective ministry isn’t based on our abilities.  We can’t simply make it happen ourselves.  We partner with God through prayer, and He provides the power. As we ask in faith, and go about our Father’s business, Holy Spirit brings deliverance and acts according to God’s will for our lives.

When we pray for our individual ministries, we can ask God to give us the willingness and compassion to serve others.   If you aren’t sure what your ministry is in the body of Christ, ask God to help identify your spiritual gift(s) and to use them effectively.

For those who may have grown weary, whatever the reason, ask Holy Spirit for energy and refreshment, along with discernment to balance your life with ministry opportunities.

We can also ask God to help our ministries to grow, and provide the resources (financial or otherwise) to incorporate fresh ideas.  Yet, always mindful that praising God pleases Him, too.

Because God is the One after all who empowers us to serve faithfully and be effective, whatever the ministry.

“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding.”Proverbs 3:13

Bow our Hearts

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.” 1 Pet. 1:3,4

Can mortal man conceive so marvelous a glory? The very thought of such a Calling should cause us to bow our hearts in the dust before our God, realizing our great unworthiness of such stupendous grace–of bliss so transcendent! What can we render unto the Lord that can fittingly demonstrate our gratitude, our thankfulness, for so unspeakable a favor? Surely, the most faithful service we can give is but a very feeble return to Him who has so loved us, so blessed us, so honored us! R5855,c1,p2

Daily Heavenly Manna