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God Has Something for You to Do
Friday, October 23, 2020
by Dr. Paul Chappell
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
For more than forty years, Margaret Stringer faithfully served the Lord as a missionary in Indonesia. She worked among some of the most primitive people, including a number of tribes that still practiced cannibalism when she arrived on the field. She surrendered her life to be a missionary when she was just twelve years old. Later she wrote, “Nobody expected that I really would do it, but they had not taken God into account.”
Not everyone is called to a full-time ministry, but every child of God has a work to do for Him. God did not save us to sit back and enjoy the ride to Heaven; He saved us to serve. Jesus said, “As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (John 20:21). There are things that you can do and people you can reach that are part of God’s plan and purpose for your life.
Annie Johnston Flint wrote, “Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work today, He has no feet but our feet to lead men in the way, He has no tongue but our tongue to tell men how He died, He has no help but our help to bring them to His side.” God could have chosen any means for the Gospel to go throughout the world. He could have had angels make the announcement of the Good News or had clouds spell out the message in the sky. Instead He calls us to be His messengers, walking in the works He has prepared for us to do.
Today’s Growth Principle:
Find the work that God has for you to do today and be busy doing what you can for Him.