|Today’s Scripture: Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Ephesians 6:6-7|
|Immersed in the daily grind of doing our job, we sometimes lose sight of the big picture, and we let things slip a little. For example, here are a few over-sights found in some churches’ bulletin announcements:
Women’s guild rummage sale this week. It’s time to go through those closets and grab things that are not worth keeping – ladies, please remember to bring your husbands!
Don’t let worry kill you, let the church help.
Sunday night: Potluck-prayer and medication to follow
The church Weight Watchers group will meet at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Please use the large double door at the side entrance.
Unless there are some bloopers found in it, who really thinks about the person that takes the time to put the bulletin together week after week? Most of the time, they do a fabulous job without any errors. But many times, that person will never receive positive recognition here on earth. Their faithfulness is seen only in Heaven. That job is just as important as anything else done for the kingdom of Christ. Spiritual greatness is not determined by a position or power but by an attitude of servitude. A servant is usually in the back in a dark corner doing the work because they love the Master. Our service should come from our heart.
Perhaps you are growing weary of what you are doing. You have lost your passion for the way the Lord has called you to serve Him right now. What you have been called to do may not be what you had hoped for, but Christ did not desire to do a work filled with applause, and neither should we. What keeps things working is the engine inside the car, the gears inside the watch, and the foundation underneath the house. We are here on this earth to glorify the Lord not to glorify ourselves. Whatever job He asks us to do should be viewed as an honor and a privilege.
Commit to the Lord to put your heart and soul into what He has called you to do today, this week, and all through the year. Whether it is scrubbing a toilet or writing the church bulletin, give it your all. With God’s grace and an attitude of servitude, we can light this world for Him.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.