16 November 2006

God's Ability

I found a quote today by Corrie ten Boom. "It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability that counts."

Sometimes when I sit at the piano to prepare for a worship service, discouagement overwelmes me. My playing never seems to improve and I know if I attended a 'big' church, I wouldn't even be needed or used. Yet, I am here and God put me here.

On Sunday mornings I pray no one would notice me, that I would hide behind the cross. And each Sunday His presence fills the room and the sound of angels praising God comes from even those who cannot carry a tune. It is no longer I who play, but Christ who plays through me. It is not longer I who sing, but Christ who sings through me.

May I forever respond to HIS ability.

May I never be held back from serving by MY ability.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I love your heart.
When I am asked to share something during a service, especially if it is a thought for communion, things usually just come to my heart & mind effortlessly. Then when people compliment what I have said, I take great pains to explain how easy it was and that it therefore must be of God, not me. They usually look like they wished they hadn't said anything about it. I too only want them to see Jesus. Let us serve humbly.