Ephesians 3:7 “I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.”
When I was a teenager, I was a huge Princess Diana fan. I bought magazines just to look at her hairstyles and clothes. I watched the news each time she was mentioned. I even checked out books about her from the library! If I had ever been given the opportunity to be even her lowest scullery maid, I would have jumped at the chance. In my opinion, to serve such a glamorous, beautiful, polished lady would have been an honor.
Paul considered it a great honor to be God’s servant. Yes, life was hard at times. He suffered poverty and persecution because of His service to Christ. But still, He knew that it was only because of God’s grace that he was called to such a position.
Paul also knew that God would supply him with the power needed to make it through any and every situation. He didn’t need to be the smartest or the strongest or the most talented. He simply had to say, “Yes, Sir!” to God in every circumstance. God would get Him through, one way or another.
Friends, that very same power is available to us today. We have been called to service, and oh! What a high calling that is! To serve the Most High God is an honor beyond description. And when God calls us, He equips us. He gives us His power.
What has God called you to do? Does He want you to share His love with your neighbor or co-worker? Does He want you to volunteer your time and talents in a new way? If He has called you, you can rest assured that He will supply you with His power. You don’t need to be nervous or anxious. Just be willing to do as He asks. Say “Yes, Sir!” to His commands, and then step back and get ready to watch God’s power become real in your life.
Dear Father, Thank You for the honor of making me Your servant.
Perfect timing for this devotional for me. Our ladies group started
a bible study last night in a home. Our group had grown, and we
decided that it would be best to divide the group. I will be leading
the second group. I feel very unprepared and under equipped. But,
I know God is faithful, and He will help me. Thanks, DeLain
How exciting, DeLain! I look forward to hearing great things. I wish I were there to be one of your students! 🙂
I wish I knew what He is calling me to do! Although I did once hear a priest say that raising a large family is as good as building a cathedral!
The Lord called me to teach children’s ministry and I did not want to. When I surrendered to do so, I was blessed. After 3 years of teaching I still feel inadequate as a teacher, but marvel at the great work that the Lord does through me. When we surrender and obey, He works out the details.
Oh, this is so exciting to hear how God is using all of you! Jackie, you better believe that being a mother is among the highest of callings! And you – my goodness! You are raising a small army for the Lord! LOL
Keithann, I have seen you with children, and you do have a gift. You are making such a difference, planting the seeds in these little lives that will sprout and bloom long after they leave your influence. But they will sprout and bloom BECAUSE you took the time to plant.
Thank you, ladies. You inspire me.