Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Time of Anyone's life

Read: : Galatians 6:6 -10

Let us not grow weary while doing good, for due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ( Galatians 6 : 9 )

What am I getting out of life? That's a question often asked by those who focus only on themselves. But as believers, we need to ask: What am I putting into the lives of others?

Years ago, Dr. Wilfred Grenfell served as a medical missionary in Labrador. On a recruiting tour, he challenged nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital to join him for a summer in his difficult ministry. He promised them hardship and discomfort. He warned that instead of earning a salary, they would have to pay their own expenses. But he also promised them they would experience joy because " it;s having the time of anyone's life to be in the service of Christ."

A nurse who accepted that challenge wrote this after her return form Labrador: " I never knew before that life was good for anything but what one could get out of it. Now I know that the real fun lies in seeing how much one can put into life for others." If we change that word fun to blessing, we have the key to Christian selffulfillment.

Take the apostle Paul's enbcouragement: " Do not grow weary while doing good..... Do good to all" (Gal 6:9-10). Put yourself into the lives of others for Jesus' sake. You'll experience a fulfillment beyond compare. ..... Vernon Grounds.

Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today. .... Amyth

We are at our best when we serve others.