To God be all the glory both now and forever. What a bright morning You have given to Your children to serve You, to work in dominion, we bless You, we adore You, blessed be Thy Name forever and ever. The sower sows a seed; You, O! Lord gives increase. Be Thou be glorified! Amen.
Beloved, the Lord is asking you, what is in your hand? What is that skill, talent, passion that burn within you, what is that thing that stirs you up, make you want to take a leap? What are you so zealous about? Hardly do God bless outside of you; He will look for what He has deposited in you to bless you.
Someone is saying O! My sister, I know where you are driving to but you see, it not just befitting to me, is a let down to my person, I can’t just see myself doing that for a living. But you know what, the Word of said that God considers the low estate of His handmaiden therefore you will be called blessed (Lk 1:48)
Are you ready to go all the way for the Lord? Are you willing to be diligent in whatsoever you findeth to do? Do you know that wise saying that says “do not despise the days of little beginning”. How can the Lord entrust in your hand a hundred lives when you are not diligent with ten by the way of your household?
How do you want to take care of the thousand member’s church, when you have not handle a few hundred? Are you there desiring to be your team leader when you have not done well at your unit end? Ha! Child of God can you start being diligent at the finger of God and watch out for His outstretch arm.
God is a God of order, His blessing add no sorrow but joy.
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.” Ecclesiastes 9:10
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,” refers to works that are possible. There are many things which our heart findeth to do which we never shall do. It is well it is in our heart; but if we would be eminently useful, we must not be content with forming schemes in our heart, and talking of them; we must practically carry out “whatsoever our hand findeth to do.” One good deed is more worth than a thousand brilliant theories.
Let us not wait for large opportunities, or for a different kind of work, but do just the things we “find to do” day by day. We have no other time in which to live. The past is gone; the future has not arrived; we never shall have any time but time present. Then do not wait until your experience has ripened into maturity before you attempt to serve God. Endeavour now to bring forth fruit. Serve God now, but be careful as to the way in which you perform what you find to do—”do it with thy might.” Do it promptly; do not fritter away your life in thinking of what you intend to do tomorrow as if that could recompense for the idleness of today.
No man ever served God by doing things tomorrow. If we honour Christ and are blessed, it is by the things which we do today. Whatever you do for Christ throw your whole soul into it. Do not give Christ a little slurred labour, done as a matter of course now and then; but when you do serve Him, do it with heart, and soul, and strength.
But where is the might of a Christian? It is not in himself, for he is perfect weakness. His might lieth in the Lord of Hosts. Then let us seek His help; let us proceed with prayer and faith, and when we have done what our “hand findeth to do,” let us wait upon the Lord for His blessing. What we do thus will be well done, and will not fail in its effect.
Don’t sow sparing for the Lord; work with all your might, for He will reward you definitely. Be thou master exemplary (Jn 13:15)
“They shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel.” Zechariah 4:10
Small things marked the beginning of the work in the hand of Zerubbabel, but none might despise it, for the Lord had raised up one who would persevere until the headstone should be brought forth with shoutings. The plummet was in good hands. Here is the comfort of every believer in the Lord Jesus; let the work of grace be ever so small in its beginnings, the plummet is in good hands, a master builder greater than Solomon has undertaken the raising of the heavenly temple, and He will not fail nor be discouraged till the topmost pinnacle shall be raised.
If the plummet were in the hand of any merely human being, we might fear for the building, but the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in Jesus’ hand. The works did not proceed irregularly, and without care, for the master’s hand carried a good instrument. Had the walls been hurriedly run up without due superintendence, they might have been out of the perpendicular; but the plummet was used by the chosen overseer.
Jesus is evermore watching the erection of His spiritual temple, that it may be built securely and well. We are for haste, but Jesus is for judgment. He will use the plummet, and that which is out of line must come down, every stone of it. Hence the failure of many a flattering work, the overthrow of many a glittering profession. It is not for us to judge the Lord’s church, since Jesus has a steady hand, and a true eye, and can use the plummet well. Do we not rejoice to see judgment left to Him?
The plummet was in active use—it was in the builder’s hand; a sure indication that he meant to push on the work to completion. O Lord Jesus, how would we indeed be glad if we could see Thee at Thy great work. O Zion, the beautiful, thy walls are still in ruins! Rise, Thou glorious Builder, and make her desolations to rejoice at Thy coming.
Father, we thank You for the great work in this ministry, for You O! God is a rewarder of those who are diligent even in small things, You will grow Your work in our hands in Jesus name, Amen! Therefore beloved, be diligent; the Lord will surly reward you in Jesus Name. (2 Chr 25:9; 1 Tim 4:14)
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu