British sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein was once visited in his studio by the eminent author and fellow Briton, George Bernard Shaw. The visitor noticed a huge block of stone standing in one corner and asked what it was for.
“That’s all very well with a four-ounce manuscript,” replied the sculptor, “but not with a four-ton block.”
Hudson Taylor had definite convictions about how God’s work should be done. We can make our best plans and try to carry them out in our own strength. Or we can make careful plans and ask God to bless them. “Yet another way of working is to begin with God; to ask His plans, and to offer ourselves to Him to carry out His purposes.”
This Sunday we are going to take a look at creating a discipleship plan for our families, what should make that list and where should our focus lie. What are the every day habits we can perfect that will allow us the opportunity to shine brightly, both in our homes and in the world around us!