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Doing Our Best For Others

By Don Loftis | 11.30.11

Terry Fator gained national fame as an impressionist and ventriloquist, when he won the “America’s Got Talent” competition.  Before this success earned him a lucrative entertainment deal, he recalls a performance at a fair where only one person showed up to hear him.  Instead of cancelling the show, he performed the very best that he could for that one patron.  This attitude of serving others with excellence has paid off.

We need to remember that God is more interested in the quality of our effort than the stage or the audience where it is delivered.  The truth and passion of the sermon matter more than the number who hear it.  The Lord notices the heart of hospitality more than the number who actually eat the meal.

John 4 records a day in the life of Jesus where He chose to sit at Jacob’s well and converse with one woman.  We are introduced to the reality that this woman was both immoral and a Samaritan, but to Jesus she was important.  The encounter made a difference in her life and the lives of her friends.  Through the years, that dialog has greatly affected the lives of thousands of others who needed to know that Jesus could deliver His powerful blessing on one person at a time.

This week, we need to focus on doing our best, as we touch or teach others.  It may be the meal you fix the family, or the Bible class you teach.  Remember, what matters is not the number who share the feast, but the heart that delivers it.  God will take our little and multiply its effect.

 


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