Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
What are you doing to serve God? I’m not asking that to condemn, but I’m asking because if you aren’t serving Him in some way, you are missing out! There are so many ways you can serve Him. Too often we tend to think that if someone isn’t teaching or a Pastor or missionary then they aren’t really serving, but that isn’t true. Maybe you are a public school teacher, or a volunteer somewhere, or maybe you work in a factory ~ serve God. Whatever it is you do in life, you can serve God by being a godly example.
You can serve Him wherever you go even by showing the love He has put within you to the world. How do you treat your servers when you go out to eat? Do you tip well or do they all argue about who has to take your table because they know you are stingy? When you go to the grocery store do you pass by the people who are working as if they are a display or do you treat them with respect? I know my daughter-in-law works as a manager in a local grocery store and she has had people scream at her because somehow it was supposed to be her fault they didn’t have what they were looking for. Really? The other day Abby and I were going through a drive-thru and the person in front of us paid for ours. I enjoy doing that for other people on occasion too, but it was such a blessing that day to be shown that kindness.
If you do get the opportunity to serve in your church is it drudgery or are you excited? I know we can all get in a rut at times, but take ownership of what you have been given to do. My sister Jean is teaching a children’s class at their church and she takes it very seriously. She puts time and effort into planning what and how to teach each lesson and she won’t just plan to do something else on Sunday. She looks forward to teaching them about Jesus and she doesn’t want to miss it.
Get excited about any opportunity to serve Him! Ask Him to show you any opportunities you may be missing. Maybe you have a coworker that could just use some extra kindness. Maybe your elderly neighbor could use a bouquet of flowers. Maybe that single Mom could use a gift card to eat out or for groceries or gas. There are so many ways you can serve Him today. Don’t miss out!
Quote: “Each one of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living, by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness.” ~ William Arthur Ward