Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Serving

Jennifer and I will be heading to Chattanooga next week leading a Middle School mission trip. We will be doing several service projects while we're there...it should be a great trip.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” -Jesus, Matthew 5:16

“In all our serving may God be the giver, and may God get the glory.” -John Piper

“Trying to work for God without worshipping God results in joyless legalism. Work minus worship magnifies your will power not God's worth. If you try to do things for God without delighting in God you bring dishonor upon God.” -John Piper

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” -1 Corinthians 15:58

“Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.” -Corrie ten Boom 

“Worship empowers serving; serving expresses worship.” -Donald Whitney

“The bread that is spoiling in your house belongs to the hungry.  The shoes that are mildewing under your bed belong to those who have none.  The clothes stored away in your trunk belong to those who are naked.” -Basil the Great

“Let us be willing to do little things. And let us remember that nothing is small in which God is the source.” -D.L. Moody