Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT

Yesterday we attended the annual meeting of the Bible Fellowship Church Historical Society where a paper was presented on the "Influence of the Kauffman Family in the Bible Fellowship Church." The meeting was held at an old church in Zionsville where our denomination began. The land for the church was given by my great great great grandfather. It was interesting to learn that his son, one of the early pastors, was willing to be a traveling pastor and ministered in well over a dozen locations. That must have been a real sacrifice in a time when travel was very difficult and money was scarce. It has been challenging to me to learn how many of my ancestors gave up conveniences and material possessions to serve the Lord. Today we complain about our economic status, and many are suffering. But few of us show the desire to dedicate all that we have - our money, our possessions, our time, our conveniences - to trust and serve the Lord. And yet the scriptures say "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you." Do we believe that? Are we really trusting Jesus to provide all that we need. Is all that we have really belong to the Lord? This is the theme of this old hymn, written in 1924 by Katie L. Suffield. Meditate upon these words and ask yourself, "Is this my testimony?" Then examine your checkbook and calendar.

(1) In the harvest field now ripened
There's a work for all to do;
Hark! the voice of God is calling
To the harvest calling you.
Refrain
Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There's a crown — and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus' Name.

(2) In the mad rush of the broad way,
In the hurry and the strife,
Tell of Jesus' love and mercy,
Give to them the Word of Life.
Refrain - Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There's a crown — and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus' Name.

(3) Does the place you're called to labor
Seem too small and little known?
It is great if God is in it,
And He'll not forget His own.
Refrain - Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There's a crown — and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus' Name.

(4) Are you laid aside from service,
Body worn from toil and care?
You can still be in the battle,
In the sacred place of prayer.
Refrain - Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There's a crown — and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus' Name.

(5) When the conflict here is ended
And our race on earth is run,
He will say, if we are faithful,
"Welcome home, My child — well done!"
Refrain - Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There's a crown — and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus' Name.

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