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"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." --Ecclesiastes
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do," refers to works that are
possible. There are many things which our heart findeth to do which we
never shall do. It is well it is in our heart; but if we would be eminently
useful, we must not be content with forming schemes in our heart, and talking of
them; we must practically carry out "whatsoever our hand findeth to do."
One good deed is more worth than a thousand brilliant theories. Let us not wait
for large opportunities, or for a different kind of work, but do just the things
we "find to do" day by day. We have no other time in which to live. The past is
gone; the future has not arrived; we never shall have any time but time present.
Then do not wait until your experience has ripened into maturity before you
attempt to serve God. Endeavour now to bring forth fruit. Serve God now, but be
careful as to the way in which you perform what you find to do--"do it with
thy might." Do it promptly; do not fritter away your life in thinking
of what you intend to do to-morrow as if that could recompense for the idleness
of to-day. No man ever served God by doing things to-morrow. If we honour Christ
and are blessed, it is by the things which we do to-day. Whatever you do
for Christ throw your whole soul into it. Do not give Christ a little slurred
labour, done as a matter of course now and then; but when you do serve Him, do
it with heart, and soul, and strength.
But where is the might of a Christian? It is not in himself, for he is
perfect weakness. His might lieth in the Lord of Hosts. Then let us seek His
help; let us proceed with prayer and faith, and when we have done what our "hand
findeth to do," let us wait upon the Lord for His blessing. What we do thus will
be well done, and will not fail in its effect.