09 October, 2007

A "God-thing"....

I just received this in an email from Dayspring Cards. I'm calling it a "God-thing" because it's exactly what I needed to hear today. Many of you already know I'm struggling to determine God's will for my life in the near future...but that's a whole 'nother post... I hope that this will touch you the way it did me...

"God has called each of us to serve Him in the place He has us. In His eyes we all have a ministry. Many serve Him in a local church through a variety of ministries, such as music, teaching, youth work, or by being a part of the church staff. Others serve on the mission field, on the job, at school, or at home.

God knows you and He knows your heart desires to serve Him. You are someone that He will use to make a difference, to share His love, and to touch the hearts of others. What has qualified you for this high priviledge of being used by Him? Is it your talents, your personality, your education, your influence, or your resume? It is none of these; rather, it is the response of your heart toward Him. God is always searching for those whose hearts are yielded to Him so that He can work mightily through them.

Sometimes we can be led to think that God's work is dependent upon us, upon what we do, upon what we know. The truth is that God wants us to be totally dependent upon Him. He is the treasure, we are the vessels; He is the vine, we are the branches; He is the living water, we are the channels through which He flows.

The apostle Paul was someone who needed to learn this important truth. Jesus taught him the futility of trying to get results through his own efforts by allowing him, an expert fisherman, to labor all night and come up empty. Afterward, when he followed Jesus' word to cast out into the deep, Peter pulled in a catch that was beyond his dreams.

As His servant, remember that your ministry is His idea and not yours. He is the One who knows you, who has called you, and who has equipped you to serve Him. Remain true, remain faithful, remain restful, and remain totally dependent upon Him.

God is not looking for those who are clever, but for those in whom He can be wise; He is not looking for those who are talented, but for those to whom He can be all sufficient; He is not looking for those who are powerful, but for those through whom He can be almighty."
-Roy Lessin (Co-founder DaySpring Cards)


  1. Thanks Melissa - that was good to hear!

  2. What a good message - it applies to all of us.

  3. I love how God shows us that he hears are heart-cries through well-timed notes, songs, words of a friend, etc. God is SO good!

  4. Great post Melissa,
    sometimes I forget that being a mom is a mission field all on it's own!

  5. Have I told yo lately how awesome you are!!! Thank you, thank you, Thank you!! the room is Harbor front cafe (its the one with the little round tables) I will try to come in early and set some things up for you. It does not look too hard.

  6. Send me your email address and I will see if I can send you the lesson by email.


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