January 14, Today’s thought – Offering

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Good Morning

Psalm 62:5-8
My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation:
he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory:
the rock of my strength,
and my refuge, is in God.
Trust in him at all times;
ye people, pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us.

Years ago in a rural, Scottish village,
the pastor of a small church was asked to resign.
The ruling board of his congregation had evaluated
the fruit of his ministry and
could find nothing that seemed significant.
No baptisms had been held the previous year,
no conversions had been recorded,
and only one response to a sermon could even be remembered.

That single response had taken place on Sunday
when the offering plate had been passed.
A small boy had put the plate on the floor
and then stepped into it.
When asked for an explanation, he had replied
that since he had no money to give God,
he wanted to give himself.

The small boy who had stepped in the offering plate. . .
became a great pioneer missionary–statesman
used of God to change the course
of individual lives, tribes and nations in southern Africa.
His name was Bobby Moffat.
He was a man who overcame the smallness of his life
by giving himself totally to God,
keeping his focus on Christ.
~~~The Vision of His Glory, Anne Lotz

To read more about Robert Moffat, click here

What am I offering . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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