Leftovers are such humble things,
We would not serve to a guest,
And yet we serve them to our Lord
Who deserve the very best.
We give to Him leftover time,
Stray minutes here and there.
Leftover cash we give to Him,
Such few coins as we can spare.
We give our youth unto the world,
To hatred, lust and strife;
Then in declining years we give
To him the remnant of our life.

~Author Unknown~


A Note from
Cobblestone Road Ministries:

How many devote their best time in watching TV,
listening to their music, in chat rooms, sports activities, etc....
but they leave 5 minutes at the end of the day for God?
Such is a shame but yet such is the case with the majority of professing "christians" today. They see their life as "my share" and "God's share".

Many hearts today are cold. They do not desire more of Jesus.
They want the carnal things...They want to "live it up" and have fun.
They want to laugh, not mourn. Their pursuits are worldly. Their "religion"
is just a side-show and Jesus is nowhere to be found within their thoughts or hearts outside of church. Jesus is a "religion" to them.

They desire the world and so they wander in search of worldly things.
They bring the worldly things into the church because they miss them so
much. They hang a "jesus" tag on their worldly vice so it may become
"acceptable" in the church.

Many other "christians" go out in "fellowship", having cocktails on the weekends...getting semi-intoxicated with each other and then on Sunday,
they are back to giving God "His share." Just a generation ago, such
people would call themselves "backslidden" but now the new generation
get together for a couple of beers and brag about being in ministry.

What makes people
think they want to spend eternity with Jesus if they
do not DESIRE even an hour per day with Him now? What makes them
think they will like spending eternity with Jesus, if they love the worldly things that He hates?  Will Heaven be pleasant for the person who loves the world
now in this life? Will Heaven have all the earthly carnal things they enjoy? No! So would a worldly "christian" even be happy in Heaven? They do not even desire Jesus now. If they do not desire the Lord here on earth, how can they
possibly think they will be content Heaven? If they like the rated-R movies
that blaspheme the name of Jesus now and movies which display scenes of violence and adultery now... how will Heaven be pleasant for them?

Titus 2:11,12 
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that,
denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

James 4:7-10 
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee
from you.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your
hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.

1John 2:15-17 
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man
love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the
world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and
the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

The Bible tells us to "Love not the world". As true Christians, we
should not be giving the world our best and giving God our leftovers.
We give the Lord our very best when we yield unto Him in all
areas of our lives... allowing the Lord to work His work in us.
None of us are perfect but our heart's desire should be for the
Lord to mold us and our heart's desire should be to
love the things He loves and hate the things that He hates.
Our prayer should be, "Oh Lord, please show us our sins that we may
confess them and to repent of those things which so displease You..."

Colossians 1:10 
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful
in every good work
, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Christ is the Vine and we are the branches.
We can do nothing apart from
He is everything we need! We must decrease and He must increase!
It is God who empowers us to live the Christian life. Getting to know the
Lord means you spend time with Him...alone. Quietly meditating on His
Word and spending time in prayer. If you don't want more of Jesus in
your life, then examine yourself to see whether you be in the Faith.
Churchianity is filled with "professing"so-called Christians who want to
do their own thing and at the same time, give God "His share" or
as the poem says, the "leftovers."

But our cry must be as the old hymn says:

Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free.
Force me to render up my sword, and I shall conqueror be.
I sink in life’s alarms when by myself I stand;
Imprison me within Thine arms, and strong shall be my hand.

My will is not my own till Thou hast made it Thine;
If it would reach a monarch’s throne, it must its crown resign.
It only stands unbent amid the clashing strife,
When on Thy bosom it has leant, and found in Thee its life.

If you do not know Christ Jesus as your personal
Lord and Savior,
click here to read about the
Free Gift of Salvation. Jesus died for us.

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Further Study:
Living By Faith
Do You Have Time For the Lord?
Fill Thou My Life
I AM The Vine
The First Step To Blessing
The Heavy Burden of The Purpose-Driven Life
If Jesus Came To Your House
The Fruit Basket - From the Women's Corner

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