Monday, 22 November 2010

I'm Not Content to Just Dangle My Toes?

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,
do it with thy might;
for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge,
nor wisdom, in the grave,
whither thou goest.
Eccl 9:10

Was reading D. L. Moody this week.  He never fails to cut to the truth! And today's truth was disturbing, but not without hope!

My thoughts are filled with the lost and dying-ways to reach them-- and my prayers filled with cries for labourers. For some reason, while the task is great, it seems the workers are late.  I think about it a lot. It seems quite a few of us today do a lot of trying to find ourselves--it never went out of fashion after the '60's! Too bad! Trying out this and that and even sometimes just being content to remain spectators or visitors in the work of the Great Commission, satisfied to tell and read about the work God is doing or has done through others is all too common.  I was pierced to read Mr. Moody commenting on Ecclesiastes 9:10, but was encouraged and admonished. He said,

 Better say,
"This one thing I do,"
than to say,
"These fifty things I dabble in."

Don't be content to just dangle your toes!
Why not dive in?

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