Mother Teresa once said, “ Do ordinary things with extraordinary love”

How do you have an impact on the world? Have a huge hit album? Star in blockbusting film? Score hat trick in the World cup?

Mother Teresa had massive impact in our world. Not because  she was rich, powerful or because had celebrity status. She started out teaching at St Mary's High School in Calcutta but couldn't cope with seeing the poverty outside her classroom. She decided to do something about it.

In 1948, her decision meant she was to devote the rest of her life to working with the poorest people in the slums of Calcutta in India. Instead of teaching in the classroom, Mother Teresa open-air school for the homeless children no one else was prepared to care for.

Since 1948, her charity work has spread all for round the world: into the former Soviet Union , Asia, Africa and South America. Literally millions of missionaries have been inspired by her example of doing “ordinary things with extraordinary love”

Read Micah 6:1-8
1AMP:Hear now what the Lord says: Arise, contend and plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
2AMP:Hear, O mountains, the Lord’s controversy, and you strong and enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a controversy (a pleading contention) with His people, and He will [pleadingly] contend with Israel.
3AMP:O My people, what have I done to you? And in what have I wearied you? Testify against Me [answer Me]!
4AMP:For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house where you were bond servants, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
5AMP:O My people, [earnestly] remember now what Balak king of Moab devised and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him; [remember what the Lord did for you] from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous and saving acts of the Lord.
6AMP:With what shall I come before the Lord and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
7AMP:Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

8AMP:He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?

Questions to Consider
  • How is verse 8 of this passage similar to Mother Teresa's quote above?
  • What ordinary things could you begin doing that might make a difference in your area?

Motion Points
  • Asking God where He wants you serve in your church. Make a list of the ways you can begin to serve those around you
  • Praying for those people in your church who serve others . Ask your church leader to give you a list. Think about writing these people a card thanking them the way they serve.

Read More
  • Romans 12:15-17
  • Philippians 2:1-11
  • Mark 9:35

Hymn For Today - All For Jesus [Mary D. James]

All for Jesus, all for Jesus!
All my being's ransomed powers:
All my thoughts and words and doings,
All my days and all my hours.

Let my hands perform His bidding,
Let my feet run in His ways;
Let my eyes see Jesus only,
Let my lips speak forth His praise.

Worldlings prize their gems of beauty,
Cling to gilded toys of dust,
Boast of wealth and fame and pleasure;
Only Jesus will I trust.

Since my eyes were fixed on Jesus,
I've lost sight of all beside;
So enchained my spirit's vision,
Looking at the Crucified.

Oh, what wonder! how amazing!
Jesus, glorious King of kings,
Deigns to call me His beloved,
Lets me rest beneath His wings.

Updated on : 12/8/2018