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What Can I Do?

It never fails! If I'm outside working on something around the house, and my youngest son Peyton ventures out, he will come up to me and say, "What can I do?"

I admire the ambition. As a father of three sons, I know that ambition lessens overtime, or so that's been the case with my older two. But Peyton, he's either not reached the age, or he's different. He enjoys the work. So he simply wants to inquire, what can he do.

Remember, don't discount the words of children. The religious people tried to do that on an occasion during the ministry of Jesus. Jesus was doing miraculous things in the temple. People were being physically healed! The kids began to scream out "Hosanna to the Son of David!" Hosanna means save us. The children's praise admonished Jesus as being the Son of God, the Messiah, the Savior of the world. The religious people hated it. They denied Christ, and rejected the notion that Jesus would accept the words being cried out by the kids. When the men ask Jesus, "Hearest thou what these say?", Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? God had instilled the praise of Jesus into the hearts of the little children, and out of the abundance of their hearts, they cried out praises to God's Son.

Peyton will ask repeatedly, "Dad, what can I do?" Which is resembles the same ambition that I should have in my prayers to God. See often times our prayers are oriented only one way, with us telling God what He needs to do for us. Imagine spending your next prayer time not asking God to do something for you, but asking God what you can do for Him.

The new year has arrived. People are prepping to make big changes, small adjustments, go a different path, meet an objective, or achieve a goal. Nothing wrong with that, right? What are you planning to do? Let every Christian take time to ponder early on in the year 2022, not what God can do for them, but what they can do for God?

Let's get busy!

Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two (LUKE 10:1-2)

1After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 2Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

Pastor Jody Maggard

Willow Fern Baptist Church

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