Christian Service


Chapter 26—Assurance of Success

The Divine Guaranty

God will do the work if we will furnish Him the instruments.—Testimonies for the Church 9:107. ChS 257.1

God will accept the whole-hearted service, and will Himself make up the deficiencies.—The Ministry of Healing, 150. ChS 257.2

Every deed of righteousness will be immortalized, although the doer may not feel that he has done anything worthy of notice.—Testimonies for the Church 2:683. ChS 257.3

If you are truly consecrated, God will, through your instrumentality, bring into the truth others whom He can use as channels to convey light to many that are groping in darkness.—Testimonies for the Church 7:63. ChS 257.4

The truth is soon to triumph gloriously, and all who now choose to be laborers together with God will triumph with it.—Testimonies for the Church 9:135. ChS 257.5

To every one who offers himself to the Lord for service, withholding nothing, is given power for the attainment of measureless results.—Testimonies for the Church 7:30. ChS 257.6

When we labor diligently for the salvation of our fellow men, God will prosper our very effort.—Testimonies for the Church 9:86. ChS 257.7

The Lord has a place for every one in His great plan. Talents that are not needed are not bestowed. Supposing that the talent is small. God has a place for it, and that one talent, if faithfully used, will do the very work God designs that it should do.—Testimonies for the Church 9:37. ChS 257.8

The humblest workers, in co-operation with Christ, may touch chords whose vibrations shall ring to the ends of the earth, and make melody throughout eternal ages.—The Ministry of Healing, 159. ChS 257.9

True success in any line of work is not the result of chance or accident or destiny. It is the outworking of God's providences, the reward of faith and discretion, of virtue and perseverance. Fine mental qualities and a high moral tone are not the result of accident. God gives opportunities; success depends upon the use made of them.—Prophets and Kings, 486. ChS 257.10

Those who are impressed to enter the work, whether in the home field or in the regions beyond, are to go forward in the name of the Lord. If they depend on God for grace and strength, they will succeed. At the beginning their work may be small, but if they follow the Lord's plans, it will enlarge. God lives. He will work for the unselfish, self-sacrificing laborer, whoever and wherever he may be.—The Southern Watchman, April 9, 1903. ChS 258.1