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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Thoughts on "Amazing Grace"

1. William Pitt (otherwise known as Pitt the Younger) was a mere stripling of 23 years when he became the Prime Minister of Britain.

2. William Wilberforce founded the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now the RSCPA), the Church Missions Society, and presented the Abolition of Slavery Act in Parliament, all before the age of 25.

3. I am 27 years old. What the heck am I doing with my life?

4. It is very interesting that William Wilberforce, after his conversion to Christianity, struggled with whether or not to remain a political activist or to become a preacherman. In the end, of course, he realised that he could best serve God by remaining where he was.

All too often, I have come across Christians who think that in order to serve God, they have to be highly involved in Church and Youth Groups or join the missionary service, neglecting their involvement in what is deemed 'secular' work (eg. schoolwork, officework).

I think that God wants His people to serve Him well in whatever discipline they are trained in. By working hard for God and bringing our Christian ideals and standards into our jobs, we can slowly bring about great changes. He wants doctors, lawyers, engineers, politicians, architects, teachers, bus drivers, cooks, cleaners, clerks, bankers, just as much as He wants church workers, pastors, preachers.

5. It is interesting to note how fast public opinion changes depending on how secure and safe people feel. Nobody cared about the plight of the slaves when there was the threat of impending revolution and bloodshed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for such an insightful post. i am a final year dental student, and in earlier years i have often wondered whether i can serve God better if i were do to something else with my life. but over time, i have realised that He needs dentists to serve Him, and as I have been blessed enough to enter this field, then I will do everything I can... at the same time, I have had the privilege of meeting Christian dentists who have shown me how to practice dentistry in a Christian manner, whether that be being a role model, or joining missions to provide dental care in less fortunate countries.

Thank you for touching upon this topic.
I am a regular reader of your blog :) Looking forward to more of your thought-provoking writing.

4:46 pm  
Blogger tscd said...

Good for you! It's good to know that Christians are banding together and supporting each other.

11:49 pm  

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