Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Serve God Where You Are

"Every child of God is where God has place him for some purpose....You have been wishing for another position where you could do something for Jesus: do not wish anything of the kind, but serve Him where you are. If you are sitting at the King's gate there is something for you to do there, and if you were on the queen's throne, there would be something for you to do there; do not ask either to be gatekeeper or queen, but whichever you are, serve God therein.  Brother, are you rich? God has made you a steward, take care that you are a good steward. Brother are you poor? God has thrown you into a position where you will be the better able to give a word of sympathy to poor saints. Are you doing your allotted work? Do you live in a godly family? God has a motive for placing you in so happy a position. Are you in an ungodly house? You are a lamp hung up in a dark place; mind you shine there......Our wisdom is not to desire another place, nor to judge those who are in another position, but each one being redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus, should consecrate himself fully to the Lord, and say, "Lord, what would Thou have me to do, for here I am and by Thy grace I am ready to do it." Forget not then the fact that God in His providence places his servants in positions where He can make use of them..."

-Excerpt taken from: C.H. Spurgeon's Sermons, Metropolitan Tabernacle pulpit. Providence-As Seen in the Book of Esther.


simplicity said...

Thanks for posting this! It's always good to have reminders that no matter what, we need to be content with where God has placed us in life. Pretty picture as well. :)

simplicity said...

I really enjoyed reading this excerpt. Thank you for sharing it on your blog.
-Sister in the Mid-west