Monday, September 21, 2020

God, What Can I Do For You?

By Donna Wittlif

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always  abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord  your labor is not in vain" (1 Cor. 15:58, ESV).
    Fanny J. Crosby's blindness came from a doctor's  mistreatment for an eye infection when she was one year  old. Fanny did not let blindness hinder her, nor was she  bitter. However, her one wish was to be able to read. She  tried to go to school, but the teachers did not know how  to teach her, and they sent her home. But her  grandmother read the Bible to Fanny daily, and she  memorized what she heard. She often prayed to God,  asking, "What can I do for You?"
    Fanny's gift from God was her ability to compose  poetry, which she had friends write down. Her mind and  heart were filled with God's word, and she turned to it for  her poetry. During her lifetime she wrote and had set to  music hundreds of the hymns that Christians all over the  world sing. She was voted one of the most important  women in the United States.
    "What can I do for you today, God?" This is a prayer  we can say every morning. It will turn our minds from our  troubles to God's power and strength as He works for us,  with us, and through us. No matter what our  circumstances are in life, God will use us in His kingdom  when we give our lives and our substance to Him.
    Let God surprise you. You may think you have no  talents to use for Him, but He will show you what you can  do. Whether it be a cup of cold water given in His name,  or some great deed, God will guide you and bless you. As  James wrote, "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law  of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who  acts, he will be blessed in his doing" (James 1:25). May God  bless you as you work for Him.
- Donna Wittlif, the founder and first editor of BulletinGold, lives in Denver, CO. Donna is also a writer of fiction. Her novels, World Eternal: Promises and World Eternal: Proselytes, and World Eternal: Perils, and her newest book, Finding Her Heart,  are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book outlets. For more information visit her website.

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