We all want to do for the Lord, simply because we love Him. However I think that it’s not what we DO for Him that touches His heart most of all – it’s what we BE for HIm. I’ve often said that we are not human “doings” but human “beings”. Sometimes I tend to forget that and try to do – and then do some more. We can get so caught up in the doing that we forget about the being.
In Lessons I learned from the Lord, there’s a chapter in which I write about my Grandmother’s soup. She worked hard in putting the leftovers together for a good meal, but the vegetables weren’t the best part – the love she put in it was.
We can do many things for the Lord, but even in the doing, I believe the “being” matters most of all. “Be” His hands, be His eyes, be His love and peace – as we are doing. For empty “doing” goes through the motions, but add the “being” and it changes hearts.
That’s the difference. For what is the sandwich without the filling? It sustains but is not as satisfying. The world gives out of “doing” – let’s add the filling and give out of “being”.
PS To read my articles for Inner Voice Magazine, go to www.innervoicemag.com and click on OUR VOICE at the top of the home page. Then scroll down over the three pages to read: God’s Love Notes, The Sparkle and Sound of Crystal, The Fragrance of Fall, Listen to His Heartbeat, Do-Overs, Just Whistle, and End of Your Rope (not in order on pages).
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