Thursday, February 3, 2011

Frozen Assets

Years ago a fire destroyed a large warehouse that contained many tons of ice. Although it had tens of thousands of gallons of water available to extinguish the fire, they could not be used. The ice was in "cold storage" and could not be reached. The building burned to the ground even though it was full of "frozen assets."

God has given each one of us unique gifts and talents, skills and abilities to do His work in His world. We all are as different as our fingerprints and designed to do things that honor Him. Too often we imagine that what He would have us to do is beyond our capabilities.

We tend to see problems and issues that would require massive amounts of money or large numbers of people to bring change. We look beyond the immediate to the distant and find excuses not to do the things at hand.

If you recall the beginning of the earthly ministry of Jesus, He invited ordinary men to join Him in His work. They had no special training but they did have a special commitment. We read that "they spent time with Jesus." They put aside their personal interests and began to see life through His eyes. He taught them to see the spiritual needs of others and how to meet those needs.

If we are willing to spend time with Jesus and follow Him closely, listen to Him carefully and pray to Him sincerely, we will be able to do the same.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us to always be alert for opportunities to tell others of Your love and salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Matthew 4:19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

1 comment:

  1. HI! It is true to me we put our problems in front instead of puting go in front of us to direct us in our daily life,all of our materials posessions will stay in earth, I have hear some
    one said I have never seen a funeral and a moving truck in the back of the funeral,let's live life one day at a time, don't worry about tommorrow, it has'nt come in yet, live the present,in good mandates,thanks