Who is wise and understanding among you?
Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done
in the humility that comes from wisdom.
A few days a week I volunteer in our church library. I often
see a certain man walking down the hall with a screwdriver or
a drill or a sander in his
When I ask him what
he is doing he says, “Oh, I
noticed that this needed
to be done, and I thought
I’d just come in and take
care of it in my spare time.” He doesn’t receive any pay for
these important little jobs, and most of the congregation has
no idea that he works there so often during the week. But
it is disciples like this man who keep every church building
repaired and usable.
Some think that to be a disciple means witnessing to
hundreds or preaching to crowds, and many disciples do
these things. But no less important is the disciple who cheerfully does the little things every day that make other people’s
lives more pleasant and productive. We all have some kind of
talent that we can devote to further our Lord’s kingdom. All
we have to do is identify that skill or talent, decide to use it for
the Lord — and then get up and actually do it.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to appreciate small acts of service
done in your name by people who often go unrecognized.
Ken Claar (Idaho)
Prayer Focus: PEOPLE WHO SERVE IN HUMBLE WAYS
— James 3: 13 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
Whose acts of Christian
service can I recognize today?