Today will be a busy day for me and I thought to do a post on here first before I get started with my day.
Just a few days ago was our 3 year anniversary of the Deaf Church (March 22, 2008). And while I felt like celebrating, instead….I went to God’s Word to have an extra devotion time. The scripture that I got stuck on was this:
Ecclesiastes 9:10 “whatever you hands finds to do, do it with all of your might…”
To tell you the truth…this is true for many people. I cannot remember the last time that I had “idle hands”. My hands have constantly been doing something for God for the past 13 years. Whether its ministering to my family, ministering to a deaf person, ministering to my parents, ministering to my children, singing worship songs for a revival, teaching a workshop at a conference, praying with people, preaching, teaching, leading, whatever… I wouldn’t know what a person is like with “idle hands” …
God gives us the ability to do “something” for Him…. in each of us after we have received salvation through Him, is a gift. And that gift or ability is to be used to enhance, enthrone, and embrace Him more in every possible way.
Another scripture that I recall from a few weeks ago related to this is: James 1:22 which says…“Be doers of the Word, not just listeners” Rather than listening what God says….take it and use it and DO something….
Idle hands or a better word, hands that do not commit fully are not effective because Jesus is clear in Luke 9:62
“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God”
So today…I want you, who is reading this now, ask yourself this question…..
- What are my hands doing now for God?
- What is my level of commitment?
- What is causing me to “look back” while I am using my hands for God?
May your hands do good…may you do it with all of your might….may you be doers, not listeners only… and may you “plow” with your eyes forward, never looking back….