Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul April 13, 2007
“It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is the Lord’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that should be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession brings perfection, no pastoral visit bring wholeness. No program accomplishes the church’s mission. No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

That is what we are about. We plant seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning. A step along the way. An opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the results. But that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.

We are prophets of a future that is not our own.”

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  • Will

    Hi Amy

    I can’t even start in what haven look like. YES NO MAYBE.

    We’ll I maybe doing my part between April 24-26. I and a hand full of memeber of FBC will be going on a New Orleans Mission Trip. People will be working on sheetrock and flooring can be installed. But I’ll be helping serve meals and make sandwiches in the kitchen.

    I don’t know if it will get me to haven. But it is a step in the right direction. Can you say “AMEN!”. So it will be a long drive.

    I always wanted to do this. I been seeing all this mission trip. People coming back from helping this or that. Now it time for me to step up the plate. You get it kitchen duty step up the plate. :)

    Keep in your prayer waile I away.

    You’re Friend
    Will

  • Will

    Hi Amy

    I can’t even start in what haven look like. YES NO MAYBE.

    We’ll I maybe doing my part between April 24-26. I and a hand full of memeber of FBC will be going on a New Orleans Mission Trip. People will be working on sheetrock and flooring can be installed. But I’ll be helping serve meals and make sandwiches in the kitchen.

    I don’t know if it will get me to haven. But it is a step in the right direction. Can you say “AMEN!”. So it will be a long drive.

    I always wanted to do this. I been seeing all this mission trip. People coming back from helping this or that. Now it time for me to step up the plate. You get it kitchen duty step up the plate. :)

    Keep in your prayer waile I away.

    You’re Friend
    Will