The Real Test

John, the baptizer knew the secret of pointing others to Christ. Speaking of Jesus he said, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” – John 3:30Unfortunately in our service to Christ, we often get this backwards. It’s almost as if we say, “He must decrease, so that I can increase.” Oh, I doubt we actually utter these words aloud, we may not even consciously think them, but often our actions speak louder than words. I mean who really wants to plunge the church toilet or do some other menial task?
Many times we talk a good talk, but are we willing to become no one for Christ’s sake? Are we willing to receive no praise, no thank you, no type of recognition whatsoever?


“The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet—that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God.” Oswald Chambers

One thought on “The Real Test

  1. debeesonblog says:

    This is right where we live, Kina. Thank you.
    It also prompts me to think of my main character in Jennifer’s Joy. As Jennifer understands the Bible and really trusting the Lord, she finds service to other women who’ve been abused. Often it’s only listening. Simple, and with no glory. Not difficult, just loving.
    Ah, that I be satisfied to simply do what the Lord leads.

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