Friday, January 8, 2016

Only what's done for Christ

   Two little lines I heard one day,
   Traveling along life's busy way;
   Bringing conviction to my heart,
   And from my mind would not depart;
   Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
   Only what's done for Christ will last.

  The lines from an old poem/song my Grandmother Rafferty quoted often.
What is so amazing about God, is that He judges us by the thought and intent of our hearts.
  You can do and say all the right things and it was still me naught if you haven't done it for Christ.
  Do what is right, because it's right, not so people will think you're holy, not so people will pat you on the back or remember you as a good person.
  Only if you do it for Christ will it ever mean anything. Only if you do it for CHRIST will it ever mean anything. Stop worrying about what other people think- What other people want you to do or say.  Stop focusing on the applause of the masses.
  Make it your goal that everything you do for someone, you're doing it as if to Jesus Christ in the flesh.
  Don't be a people pleaser!
  Be a God pleaser!

  To quote the author Charles T Studd:
  Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
  Only what's done for Christ will last.

By, Me♣

10 comments:

  1. I have never heard this poem but these last lines tell it all! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. So glad you enjoyes it. I recommend looking it up. Charles T. Studd. There are so many verses I just couldnt share them all. Bit they are all beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful devotional--and so true! Thanks for the post!

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  3. Doing what is right in God's eyes is always right, though not always easy nor agreeable to those around us. Thanks for this devotional, Jamin. I recently had an opportunity to apply it.

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Deb. If honest we will all be faced with the opportunity to apply this.

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  4. Doing what is right in God's eyes is always right, though not always easy nor agreeable to those around us. Thanks for this devotional, Jamin. I recently had an opportunity to apply it.

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