Too often, we think that giving our lives to God is like taking a $1,000 bill and laying it on the altar, saying, “Here’s my life, Lord. I’m giving it all to you.”
But the truth of the matter is that God sends us to the bank and tells us to cash that $1,000 bill in for quarters. And then we go through life giving away twenty-five cents here, fifty cents there, and so on.
Instead of watching a ball game, we spend some time visiting a lonely person in a nursing home who has no family.
Instead of sipping coffee and reading the newspaper, we get dressed and go to teach Sunday school.
Instead of playing games on the computer, we listen to a friend tell us about her problems, even though we’re tired and have problems of our own to deal with.
These are the moments in which the grace of God can work through us to help another human being, to feed the hunger of the heart and spirit. They may not be spectacular miracles, but these are the things we can do to bring meaning and significance to our lives.
Thanks to Johnny Dean for these wise words. Thanks to Unsplash and Joshua Hoehne for the photo.
What simple things are YOU doing to bring meaning and significance to YOUR life?
I DID MY BEST AND GOD DID THE REST!!!
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