Serving with a Smile!

Posted by Bill Young on

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.  – 1 Peter 5:6

Every time I clean the toilet I thank God. That’s right. I always make a point of stopping and, with a smile, saying, “This one’s for you, Lord.” It just seems to make chores a little easier when I know I’m doing it for God.

Here’s a story of another man whose heart for God has impacted all of Christianity. A large group of European pastors came to one of D. L. Moody’s Northfield Bible Conferences in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Following the European custom of the time, each guest put his shoes outside his room to be cleaned by the hall servants overnight. But, of course, this was America, and there were no hall servants.

Walking the dormitory halls that night, Moody saw the shoes and determined not to embarrass his brothers. He mentioned the need to some ministerial students who were there, but he met with only silence or pious excuses. Moody returned to the dorm, gathered up the shoes, and, alone in his room, the world’s most famous evangelist began to clean and polish the shoes. Only the unexpected arrival of a friend in the midst of the work revealed the secret.

When the foreign visitors opened their doors the next morning, their shoes were shined. They never knew by whom. Perhaps the episode is a vital insight into why God used D. L. Moody as He did. He was a man with a servant’s heart, and that was the basis of his true greatness.

Let’s learn a lesson form Mr. Moody and secretly serve someone (or clean something) for God today!

Submitted by:
Bill Young
The Rock Church
Draper, Utah

One-Year Bible Reading
Nehemiah 5:14-7:73
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Psalm 33:1-11
Proverbs 21:8-10

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