Paul N. F. (12 Nov 2010)
"MEN WILL NOT PRAISE YOU FOR GENUINE SPIRITUALITY"


MEN WILL NOT PRAISE YOU FOR GENUINE SPIRITUALITY

By A. W. Tozer
 

         But as we are allowed of God to be put in trust with the
         gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men but God.

                                                   . . . 1 Thessalonians 2:4

   What we do for God must be done in the power of the
Holy Spirit and we know and accept the fact that we may
have little praise from men.

   But what we do accomplish for Him as true spiritual
work done with eternity in view, will have His praise
written across it!

  Most of us have never heard, or do not remember, the
name of the humble sixteen-year-old girl whose sing-
ing ministry brought such spiritual results in the Welsh
revivals with Evan Roberts.

  This quiet, humble girl would sing the gospel songs
and much has been said about her spiritual gift-the
Spirit-given ability to glorify Jesus Christ as Saviour
when she sang. Not too much has ever been said about
her voice, but the record is clear that she was a gifted
soul-that the Holy Spirit seemed to be singing and
moving through her yielded expression.

  Evan Roberts would then rise to preach and there was
little left for him to do. He said that he would quote from
the Scriptures and add an exhortation and the people
were ready to come to Christ. She had melted them with
the warmth and the power of the Spirit!

  Oh, what we would be tempted to do with her ministry
in this day!  We would put her on the coast-to-coast
network and show off her talent-and spoil her! Thank
God that they knew better than to start writing her life
story.

  She was a beautiful example of the humble use of our
spiritual gifts for the glory of Jesus Christ-a simple
Welsh girl willingly controlled by the Holy Spirit of God!


Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.