Jesus as our mentor and instructor, showed us how we are to carry out 

the Great Commission

as He visited with people such as the Samaritan lady at Jacob's well (above), as well as with Nicodemus and the rich young ruler, among many others. 

     Billy Bray, a clergyman of 18th century England, sat at the bedside of a dying Christian who had been very shy about his testimony for Christ. The dying man said, “If I had the power I’d shout glory to God.” Billy Bray answered, “It’s a pity you didn’t shout glory when you had the power.” 

     We are always to depend on the will of God. Our times are not in our own hands, but at the disposal of God. Our heads may be filled with cares and contrivances for ourselves, or our families, or our friends; but Providence often throws our plans into confusion. All we design, and all we do, should be with submissive dependence on God. It is foolish and it is hurtful, to boast of worldly things and aspiring projects. It will bring great disappointment, and prove destruction in the end. 

     I wonder how many of us will look back over a lifetime of wasted opportunities and ineffective witness, and weep because we did not allow God to use us as He wanted.   “. . . . night is coming when no one can work.”  John 9:4 (NKJV). 

     If we are to study the Scriptures, if ever we are to spend time in prayer, if ever we are to win souls for Christ, if ever we are to invest our finances for His kingdom — it must be now.


       Just a Thought Across The Garden Gate by Parson Don. 




Updated June 24, 2011
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