Saturday, October 16, 2010

2010 October 16 - Morning Manna

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. (Acts 9:1-6)

Today's Morsel: When I was in the Army and I would see soldier just sitting around doing nothing, I would ask them, "Why aren't you working?" They would sometimes say, "No one has told us what to do?" And I would say, "Who did you ask?" And then I would get that deer in the headlight stare because most times they hadn't asked anyone. You know, many folks are like that in the church. They never ask anyone what there is that they can do to enhance the kingdom of God. Have you stopped to ask God what He wants you to do for His Kingdom? I believe that many saints become frustrated because they don't know what God wants them to do. And they aren't too eager to ask Him, for fear of what He might say! I have found that most people are more happier when they know what they are suppose to be doing and doing it, than just sitting around doing nothing or doing something that they don't like doing. Jesus wants you to be happy laboring in His vineyard. Therefore, you need to find out what He wants you to do and where He wants you to be. You may be an unhappy Sunday school teacher because that's not where the Lord wants you. He might want you to be an usher or greeter because of your great personality. Because of your attention to details and great work ethics, He may want you to be the church janitor. He may want you to be a teacher instead of a pastor, because you have the ability to research and apply stories with understanding and clarity. Or He may want you to be the Sunday school superintendent, instead of a ladies or men's leader, because of your love for children and teaching. But you'll never know if you don't ask Him. And you will continue to be an unhappy, frustrated saint of God in your labor. The apostle Paul wasn't about to be unhappy in his calling, and so he said, "Lord what will you have me to do?" And we see the love and passion that he had for the work of the Lord. Jesus said, "You have not because you ask not."

Sing: Jesus, use me; oh Lord don't refuse me, for surely there's a work that I can do; and even though it's humble, Lord help my will to crumble, though the cost be great, I'll work for you.

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