Sometimes it seems to me that I have a lot of useless information stored in my brain. For instance, did you know that certain frogs won’t croak in running water? There are some frogs that only croak when they are in stagnant pools and ponds. Now, aren’t you glad to know that? That may seem useless knowledge, but think about it this way. People who sit around all the time doing nothing, stagnant, and waiting for God and others to bless them, usually end up doing a lot of croaking, complaining, moaning, and groaning. The people who get in the streams of helpful activity using the gifts that God has given them to honor God and bless others do very little croaking. They don’t have time to croak and be miserable. They are too busy trying to be a blessing. It’s when we honor God and use our God-given gifts to bless others that we find God’s best blessings for our life. When you and I are busy praying, worshipping, serving, giving, witnessing, seeking to honor God and walk in the steps of Jesus, we won’t be croaking. We will be blessed, and God will use us to bless others. The principle is this – the more we do life the Jesus way, the more blessed your life will be, the stronger the church will be, and the greater impact we will have for Jesus Christ in our community and world.
– Dr. Tim Thompson