"Sometimes while I'm talking to God, He'll show me something about myself in such a way that I have to laugh at my own humanity and how funny I must look to Him." - Donna

Donna...just found your blog...I absolutely love it! And I love your singing! I'm at work right now and it was just exactly what I needed to hear to help me make it through tonight! Thanks for your ministry here!
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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Bird Nerd – Part 4

Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. – Matthew 9:37

Did you know that hummingbirds must feed approximately every ten minutes all day? They can consume two thirds of their body weight in a single day. It’s no wonder they seem so greedy when they flutter around the feeder I set up out on my deck.

Every Sunday, two types of people walk through the church doors. The first group comes for a blessing. They are just like the little birds, dipping their beaks into the sweet nectar of the Spirit. “I came to be blessed,” they chirp. They flutter around hungry for a blessing.

The people in the second group come to BE a blessing. These are the ones who walk through the door of the church with the questions, “What would the Lord have me do today? How can I help?”

And isn’t it funny how the Lord works? The people in the second group desire to be a blessing, and because they follow the leading of the Lord, are blessed.

There are times when we are part of the first group. Perhaps we’ve endured a trial or feel we have nothing to give, and there is, of course, nothing wrong with that. The Psalmist wrote, “Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.” (Psalm 57:1 NIV)

But if we find ourselves being greedy most of the time, perhaps it is time we leave the nest and become more mature Christians.

I desire to be a giver – someone who strives to bless others and work for the Lord, don’t you?

Prayer: Lord, thank You for allowing me to be a part of Your Body. I pray I will be a diligent worker in Your kingdom. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Donna, for a bit of time I was complaining because I wasn't gaining much from our worship service. I was sitting in an adult education class when someone opened my eyes and reminded me that we go to church to worship and praise God. It changed my perspective and I began going with a worship focus as opposed to, "What's in it for me". Thanks for sharing. I needed the reminder AGAIN.
Dotsie Bregel
www.boomerwomenspeak.com

Anonymous said...

Donna,
I particularly like this reminder today because I had an experience that I believe goes right along with this. It was what I like to call, one of God's Living Miracles. The complete story is on my web page at http://www.queenjawjaw.com under the "Lunch Hour Specials." Then click on the story, "The Man in the Bermuda Shorts."

I had been pondering something I had read earlier that day about people giving without expecting anything in return, the ones that do, the ones that don't. I was trying to place myself in "the ones that do" when God provided me with an example at that very moment, in rush hour traffic. It goes along with your example today which says to me, change or open your heart, and God will take care of the rest. Blessings,

Queen Jaw Jaw
http://www.queenjawjaw.com
The Queen of Experiences

Anonymous said...

Donna,
I particularly like this reminder today because I had an experience that I believe goes right along with this. It was what I like to call, one of God's Living Miracles. The complete story is on my web page at http://www.queenjawjaw.com under the "Lunch Hour Specials." Then click on the story, "The Man in the Bermuda Shorts."

I had been pondering something I had read earlier that day about people giving without expecting anything in return, the ones that do, the ones that don't. I was trying to place myself in "the ones that do" when God provided me with an example at that very moment, in rush hour traffic. It goes along with your example today which says to me, change or open your heart, and God will take care of the rest. Blessings,

Queen Jaw Jaw
http://www.queenjawjaw.com
The Queen of Experiences

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that our wonderful God is trustworthy! His promises are true! Sometimes I wonder, where would I be if it were not for his promises? There wouldn't be any hope. I thank God for his many promises and for doing what he says he will do.

Songbird

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