Do you remember or know of the show, “Thomas (the Tank Engine) and Friends?”

I was thinking about them this morning now that my son is so into Mario and wondered where the time had gone…

It’s sad sometimes to watch him grow up so fast.

But I remember Thomas always being concerned about whether or not, he was “useful.” I thought of this this morning when doing my daily devotionals and wondered: Am I a devoted Christian? Am I useful?

Right now I have my son who woke up early literally hanging over the keyboard watching me type.

“Are you spelling?” he asked.

“Yes,” I told him. And he easily lost interest in me.

He sees me “spelling” like this every morning now and has started to (sometimes) call it blogging.

I think it’s great that he sees me spending time with the Lord and then blogging as for me it is (I’ve decided) what makes me a devoted Christian, one that is useful by sharing their words with God and His world. The world wide web. And you can’t get any bigger than that! It’s what makes me feel useful.

I started to worry yesterday about this blogging business though and whether or not anyone would ever read it anyways. But now after contemplating it, I’ve decided to go on doing it every day because it’s what I have to GIVE to God and that’s all that matters. In the long run, even if my service is small, it is what I have been called to do. So in that way, I will be diligent.

Do you have anything that you feel you give to the Lord daily?

It’s not meant to make you feel guilty. Any type of service harbors a more intimate relationship with God and helps you throughout your day. It could even be what you do for a living, I don’t know. But either way with the intention comes big rewards. And Amen to that!

I pray today that you are feeling holy, joyous and free and that God directs your day with whatever service it is that He needs from you—because you are special to Him and truly one of usefulness. Amen.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew and approved of you as my chosen instrument and before you were born, I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:5

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