Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

A Servant's Heart

I've written before about how I find it quite difficult to develop the heart and attitude of a servant, to really look about me and do things that need doing even when I haven't been asked. Well, I am working on it.

For me, a really big thing has been to see some of my work collegues as instruments in God's hands, even when they are non-Christian. I try to see the most annoying, lazy, and incompetant people (and especially if they are all three) as especially sent by God to fashion my character. (Which, of course, they are. And Ale, if you're reading, this is definitely NOT YOU!)

So today, while some people were being lazy and not cleaning (and not really patting the children off to sleep either) I cleaned the bathroom. And as I did I thanked God for giving me this opportunity to develop a servant's heart. And thanking Him for this opportunity really made it so much better. He gave me joy as I thanked Him for it.

So thank God when you have a hard task ahead of you, and while the task may still be less than appealing, God, who is always faithful, will give you joy as you do it!

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