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*Doer, not a spectator* #1 Stop! Stop being a watcher of: TV, hollywood movies, “christian movies,” videos, church drama, funny home movies, etc. Become a Christian doer: a reader, a writer of prose, a poet, a gardener, a woodworker, a baker, a hunter, a builder, an artist, a musician, do animal husbandry – be a doer. Each could be blessings to relative, neighbor, stranger as you share product & “how-to” advice free.

– eab, 1/20/18

 

Lead to Worship

Men who feel quite adequate

To tell you which “i” to dot,

To tell you what you are to do – not;

Ought also to be able

To tell you how humbly to praise,

How in quietude and true gratitude

You should voice and hands raise.

We lack not for “liners up,”

And men who love that line,

We need men who will lead to worship

Men who live and love in the divine.

Oh, may the incense of my heart

Toward heaven daily depart!

– eab, Jan. 2007

 

*Doer not a spectator* #2 Stop seeking being satisfied with merely watching, even “clean” stuff. If the above (Doer… #1) is “so not you” become a different doer for Jesus. Go down-town & cook one day a week for a rescue mission. If cooking is not your thing, help serve meals to people as they come by. Maybe run their laundry 1 day a week. Or tell your pastor he can forget about the lawn – it’s now your “baby.”

– eab, 1/20/18

 

 

“[The] Holy Ghost will only honor testimony where He is extolled higher than the testifier.”

– Ken Rice, sermon 8/26/91

 

*Doer, not a spectator* #3 Stop having to be entertained by sights & sounds. Start being useful. Visit the nursing home. (Talk to head person, explain you’re a Christian & desire to help, so they know “who” you are.) Ask for a list of those no one visits. (Warning – do this slowly so you will come back next week, do not “bite off more than you can chew.”) Nursing homes are prohibitively expensive. Your simple act of volunteering could help their budget – – – And – – – give someone else the idea to do as you are doing.

– eab. 1/20/18

 

Gen 6.9

“…Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations and Noah walked with God.”

 

 

*Doer, not a spectator* #4 Stop spending so much time on yourself (not “bawling-out,” stating facts. J) Pray about becoming a “friend of sinners” at a jail. Do they have someone who offers a Bible study? See about teaching a Sunday School class, & no, it doesn’t have to be on a Lord’s Day. J Be prepared to pray with this one & that. Watch, though & don’t let the inmates “snow you.” This is one of the toughest places to volunteer but John Wesley would be happy you were there if he knew – – – & he might for all I know. J

– eab, 1/20/18

 

 

Did you know
Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260
Commands: 6,468
Predictions: over 8,000
Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses
Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140   – Source, United Fellowship Outreach

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Lead to Worship

Men who feel quite adequate

To tell you which “i” to dot,

To tell you what you are to do – not;

Ought also to be able

To tell you how humbly to praise,

How in quietude and true gratitude

You should voice and hands raise.

We lack not for “liners up,”

And men who love that line,

We need men who will lead to worship

Men who live and love in the divine.

Oh, may the incense of my heart

Toward heaven daily depart!

– eab, 1/3/07

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Men who feel quite adequate

To tell you which “i” to dot,

To tell you what you are to do – not;

Ought also to be able,

To tell you how humbly to praise,

How in quietude and true gratitude

You should voice and hands raise.

We lack not in “liners up,”

And men who love that line,

We need men who will lead to worship,

Men who live and love in the divine.

Oh, may the incense of my heart,

Toward heaven daily depart!      -eab, 1/3/07

Written while pastoring with the Pilgrim Holiness in Kingston, Ontario.

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