Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Friday, June 28, 2013

Drawing Nigh to God....series


Drawing Nigh to God

Minnie E. Dauphinee

Working With Christ.... Talents

Christ not only gives to every man his work, but He also gives talents, capabilities, for carrying on his work ( Matthew 25:15). While all do not receive equal talents, yet talents are distributed to all. Each receives as many as he has ability to improve.
We are prone to compare ourselves with others, and because we think their talents are more or greater than ours, we prefer to remain in the background and let the calls to sacred service go to them.
There was a time when Moses felt hat way. When God called him to deliver Israel, he compared himself with Aaron, who was more eloquent than he, and said to the Lord, "I am not eloquent, ...but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue" (Exodus 4:10). Three times Moses made excuses. Then the Lord called and said, "What is that in thine hand?" It was only an ordinary shepherd's rod, but when consecrated to God it became a symbol of His power. With it Moses delivered Israel.
The Lord blesses our service, not according to the number of talents we possess, but according to our use of them. He who has but one talent an consecrates it to God's service is honored by Him equally with the man who has five talents. "there is no limit to the usefulness of one who, putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart and lives a life wholly consecrated to God."
"Oh blessed service- Master mine,
My every power employ.
Help me to love and do Thy will,
In service find my joy."
-Robert Hare  

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