John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Take time to Work--It is the price of success.
Works are not essential to salvation. They are, however, essential to living the abundant life that Jesus promised.
As we get started in this New Year I hope you will plan to do good works for the Lord. It doesn't have to be complicated. It can be a simple ministry.
In our church we had a young couple who wanted to start a food ministry for those in need. We started donating canned goods and other staples to the food ministry and everyone in our small church participates. Sometimes we have a family that we know is in need and we donate the items to them. There are times when we don't have anyone specifically and then we donate them to larger ministries who are always in need of more food donations. Either way it is a ministry that helps someone and we might not even know the extent of what we are doing.
The young couple who started this ministry had to move away(and we miss them greatly) but the ministry they started has survived even without them.
Who knows what ministry you could start if you are just willing to do good works. Isn't it great to know that sometimes you can start good works that continue even after you have gone.
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