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.