“Holy” has the same root as “wholly”: it means complete. A man is not complete in spiritual stature if all his mind, heart, soul, strength are not given to God. R. J. H. Stewart
We seldom think about what we give to God. Are we willing to let go of our whole person to God? This quote doesn’t mention body but I think it is contained in “strength.” We have to surrender everything. How do we do that? By letting go of small pieces at a time. Give up what you can each day and every day.
We are so caught up in ourselves that we can’t step outside. In order to be holy and whole we have to give everything. Loving God help us.
Each of us truly is a limited edition. God only made one of you and one of me. There has never been another person in the past or future exactly like us. Each of us can make a contribution to God’s world and our contribution will also be unique. You have a role to fill…. a ministry to live out. You just have to look hard enough. Where God calls you may seem insignificant compared to someone else but that is not what God had in mind. Your ministry is important to God. Nothing is too small done in his name.
Loving God, you know that each of us has something to do for you. Help us to find that ministry and live it out. AMEN
Without labor nothing prospers.
God did not call us to just sit in church each week. Church is important. It is where we find the community that upholds us on our path but it is not the end. It is the beginning. Once we have been to church we are called to carry Christ right out the door and into our everyday lives. How else with others know what a true Christian is? Take Christ home and share him with others.
Understanding God, help us to understand our mission in the world. Remind us to carry Christ with us wherever we go. AMEN