Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dr. Seuss and the Gospel - Part 2

Dr. Seuss and the Gospel - Part 2 by Keith Cook

"Don't collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal."  Matthew 6:19-20

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."  Dr. Seuss

Do you care a whole awful lot? If not, why not?

Why not take the time to get to the place where you do care a whole awful lot! How can you get to that place where you care and actually make a difference that matters for eternity? What must you do? What is your part?  You must:

First - Make it happen - Start where you are, start small, but do something.

Anne Frank once wrote, "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

Mother Teresa has said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

Second - Make it a habit - You must discipline your body, mind, soul, and heart to do the good works God has called you to do. "Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve."  so said Martin Luther King, Jr. He was right, you can do great things for God by simply serving others. Jesus Christ was and is our perfect example of the servant leader. He led from the front. He calls all of us to work at trying to out give each other. Serving others is not a hit or miss proposition, it is a daily goal not a casual stroll through life. It takes work, practice, study, effort, planning, and Godly discipline to be a modern day disciple of Christ.

Third - Make it a priority - If you are willing to commit to doing a work for God, or doing what you have in front of you that you know you must do, then you are well on your way to showing and living like you care a whole awful lot.  Don't just talk about what you are going to do or what you wish could happen,  commit to doing "your something" now! Oscar Wilde said, "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."

Finally - Make it special and fun - Slow down and put your heart into it. Be creative and innovative in all you do for God. Never be second rate or sloppy. Being disorganized and not having the proper tools and resources does not honor God. Be willing to team up and network with others to do the tasks at hand in a more timely and effective manner. Make sure you make an effort to join in to do the work of the Lord and don't just show up. Arrive alive.  Mark Twain once said, "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

Daily Prayer Focus:  Lord, help me today to slow down and put my heart into everything You would have me to do.  May Your love radiate through me and may it be evident to others that I care a whole awful lot!

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