Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thoughts on serving God
Recently I was looking back over a journal that I've kept since 2004. I found some thoughts and a quote that I wanted to share. Here's what I wrote on June 18, 2004:
I've begun reading through the gospels and today was in Mark 1. In the account of the healing of Peter's mother-in-law, it says that once she was healed, she "rose and ministered unto" Peter and his friends. I imagine she served them a meal. How often we suppose "Christian service" to be some grand and glorious work, when most often it is doing the everyday things as unto the Lord!
And here is the quote I included in that entry:
"A great many persons are always sighing for opportunities to minister to Christ, imagining some fine and splendid service which they would like to render. Meantime they let slip past their hands they very things in which Christ wants them to serve Him. True ministry to Christ is doing first of all and well one's daily duties." -- J.R. Miller, Come Ye Apart