Therefore we ought to receive such men, that we might be fellow workers for the truth.
— 3 John 1:8, MEV
Practical Christianity means laboring together with God every day… God is seeking for a sanctified people, a people set apart for his service, a people who will heed and accept the invitation, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me.”
How earnestly Christ prosecuted the work of our salvation! What devotion his life revealed, as he sought to give value to fallen man… How untiringly he worked…he preached the gospel and healed the sick. He gave all there was of himself, that he might work out the plan of redeeming grace.
The work that he began we are to carry forward… He humbled himself to the lowest depths that we might be lifted to the heights of purity and holiness and completeness.
The apostle Paul had learned the meaning of true service when he wrote the words, “I am debtor… For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.”
Christian reader, let the great purpose that constrained Paul to press forward in the face of hardship and difficulty, lead you to consecrate yourself wholly to God’s service. Whatever your hands find to do, do it with your might. Let your daily prayer be, “Lord, help me to do my best. Teach me how to do better work. Help me to bring into my service the loving ministry of the Saviour.”
If we are partakers of the divine nature, we shall reach forth a helping hand to those in need. Christ’s heart was ever touched with pity at the sight of woe… He wept over the sorrow and suffering he saw on every hand. But he would not fail nor be discouraged. He must believe, and press forward, that a fallen race might gain eternal life.
Laborer for God, cease not to pray. If the answer tarry, wait for it. Lay all your plans at the feet of your Redeemer. Let importunate prayers ascend to God. If it be for his name’s glory, the words will be spoken, Be it unto thee according to thy word.
— Review and Herald, April 4, 1912
Consecrate yourself wholly to God’s service.
Daily pray, “Lord, help me to do my best. Teach me how to do better work. Help me to bring into my service the loving ministry of the Savior.”
Reach forth a helping hand to those in need.
Lay all your plans at the feet of your Redeemer. Persistently pray.