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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

He Soothes My Fear

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:6

Seeking out our talents can be a difficult task primarily because we are quick to say we have none. This happens especially when someone asks us to head a committee, work in VBS, or participate in an activity at church that may interfere with our Tuesday night prime time television. Yet, when the project is in process, even if we’ve opted out, we are quick to judge those who have worked hard.

Each time I involve myself in a project, especially at church, I want to do it to the best of my ability. It has to be the ultimate best – not for myself, but for God. It’s something I’ve committed to do for Him.

I am not always the best singer, or instrument player who takes their turn in the services, and even when my personal mistakes outweigh the good things in a project I can always say, “I did my best for God.”

Years ago, when I first began to play the piano and organ at church, I could hardly get through a song without making mistakes. One Sunday, nearly in tears before the service was finished, my sister-in-law made a point that has remained in the forefront since.

“Are you playing this piano so people will pat on you the back?” she asked.

Stunned, I said no.

“Good. Then you realize you are playing for God and He is the only one that matters. Do your best, regardless of the mistakes, and God will be dancing in heaven because you did it for Him.” Wow. What a point, but she was right. Whatever I offered to do for the Lord from that day forward, has been the best I can do – whether it’s always successful or not.

When I am afraid that no one will show for the ladies conference, God has calmed my fears saying, “It’s okay, you have done your best and I am pleased.” When I fret over a song I have to sing, He reminds me that He is joyful I have made the effort. The fact of the matter is, God

never lets me down. He is always by my side encouraging me to move forward. Do I still make mistakes? Oh, you bet ya! When I look beyond the people in the pews, to the clouds in the sky, I see the Father, leaned back on His throne, eyes closed and smiling. He is pleased.

He eases my fears and gives me the courage to try once more when I fail, and again – He basks in my efforts to glorify Him. Though every effort He soothes my fears and offers me courage to try again and again. It does not matter what man thinks. It only matters if I made the full-hearted effort to serve the Lord. He will take care of the rest.

Prayer: Father, thank you for Your love and support. Accept, O Lord, all I have to offer and help me to not be afraid to serve.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think to often we assume the people playing insturments at church have nerves of steel because they play ever service. But that is not always true. We should always pray for them. And I'm so glad God loves me just the way I am.