After retiring from our last church, my wife and I drive across country for the 7th time (no, not escaping mad as hornet parishioners, may I add!), when an idea pops into my mind–‘do a blog’. A what? A blog– writing some kind of message.
Not preachy. Never tooting my own horn, since I used to play clarinet in elementary school! Be myself. Always glorify the Lord Jesus. All published weekly. Yet I wonder–who will read it?
Some of you have been doing just that from the very beginning–March 24, 2014! I’m grateful to all Reflections-blog readers. And here’s where God does His multiplying. Taking my little effort and growing it. For word has gotten out.
In 2020, people from 51 countries have been following. From Africa to Europe, Asia to North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, the Indian subcontinent and more. Can you imagine? I’m flabbergasted. A global outreach. Really? Seems so.
But I dare not forget who gives me the idea, and who helps me day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year. I know who, and so do you! 1 Corinthians 3:7,9–‘So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth…For we are God’s fellow workers.’
I’m not taking any bows. No, I’m bowing down to the One who makes it all possible. Thank you, Jesus!
Maybe there’s something you need to give Him credit for? Or getting off your duff, putting into use all that He’s gifted you with to help others?
Possibly you’ve been taking too much credit? How awesome you are while blaming everybody else for putting the kibosh on your golden dreams? Get off your high horse.
Give credit where credit’s due. At the feet of Jesus. Nestled in. Cuddled close by Him.
Thank you, Jesus, for the honor of serving you. Amen.