Friday, October 9, 2009

Who Says Money, Power, and Fame Are What Counts?

It's the weekend again. One more week of my life gone. I'm not sure where it went. When I look back, I can't recall a lot of things I accomplished. Of course, with my memory, I may have done something spectacular like rescue a child from a burning house and been given the key to the city because of my philanthropic endeavors but I wouldn't remember it. I can't even remember what I had for dinner on Wednesday!

As I wrote this, I stopped and thought back over the week. God showed me that I encouraged my daughter and gave her some scriptures to help her during a rough spot in her life. I used Facebook to mourn with a precious young woman who lost her child. I wept and prayed with a couple with family problems. I wrote a blog to encourage those who read it. :D

None of those things would be news worthy. That's the way my life usually is, nothing spectacular. Still, I believe God uses the ordinariness (did I just coin a new word?) of my life to bring glory to himself.

Few of us will go down in history as world changers. But, our lives count.

YOUR life counts. Don't bemoan that you "never amounted to anything." That's the world's view of the value of a person's life. Money. Position. Power. That's what count to them.

Jesus said when he comes and separates the sheep from the goats (lost from the saved) he will say to the sheep, "Come inherit the kingdom I have prepared for you. I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you took me in. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to see me."

The believers will say, "Jesus, when did we do all these things to you?" Jesus will say, "When you did it to the least of my brothers, you did it to me."

Notice there is nothing spectacular there. Just living a life that exemplifies the life Jesus lived while here on earth.

So, when you remember (if you can!) things you did this week and they don't seem so spectacular just ask yourself, "Have I ministered to others in the name of Jesus?" If you have, your life has counted!

Hoping to live a life that counts, Gloria

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