Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Call to Serve

“But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.” Luke 22:26

It is wonderful to bask in the blessings of God. The Lord longs to fill us with the richness of his word and he desires to immerse us in the waters of his Holy Spirit. He also wants to meet our material needs and heal our bodies. But we cannot live only to receive; we must give what God has given us to others.

If we are to grow in grace, we have to learn to serve. Christ washed His disciple’s soiled and smelly feet as an example for us. We can serve by ministering to those in our sphere of influence. Pray and ask God where and how he would like to use you. Perhaps your talents would shine in the children’s ministry at your church. You may have a gift of administration or evangelism. Serve where you are planted.

As you are faithful, God will promote you in the kingdom, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your labor changes people’s lives. Your humble service will bring joy to the heart of God. And as you develop a habit of serving others, your fellowship with the Father will wax sweet and strong.

Dear Lord,

It is my desire to serve others faithfully. Teach me to offer myself to others in your service. Use me in your kingdom to be a blessing to believers and nonbelievers alike. Let me shine for you Lord with your love, faith, and humility. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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