first bite

Wednesday August 27th, Romans 12:  6-8 If you preach, just preach God's Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don't take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don't get bossy; if you're put in charge, don't manipulate; if you're called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don't let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. Doing the kingdom work is simple.  God gives you the tools, the talents, the time and calls you to simply use them for the kingdom.  Sometimes we think that somehow We need to teach God how to do it better.  Humanity has had trouble with that since the first bite.  God smiles when God hears us do the “me do it” routine the same way we smile when the young ones in our midst do it.  It is when we forget to smile and laugh at ourselves for our tendency toward the grandiose control that we get a bit dangerous.  There are too many serious Christians in this world who are neither serious nor Christian.  


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