Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)
Do you want to serve me? Yes, I want to serve you. Who would say otherwise? You would be very surprised who would say otherwise by the inaction of their lives. Many do not really want to serve me. They may say otherwise but not back up their words with action. Many are sitting on their hands, with no idea of how to serve me. How will you serve me? I’m not sure what you mean? Will you pick and choose how you will serve me? No, I will go wherever you guide me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will be ready to go where you guide me to do whatever you ask of me, at a moment’s notice. You won’t find me passively sitting on my hands, resting on my laurels. That’s good.
How will you know how where I am leading you? How will you know what I am asking of you? That’s a good question. I will need to be watching and waiting for my opportunities to go and serve you. I will need to be expectant rather than reluctant. What do you mean by that? I will need to be predisposed to action rather than sitting passively, on my hands. I know that you will have a much easier time guiding me if I’m ready to be put in motion. You may only give me a quiet whisper or a soft nudge to go and serve you. That’s true. If I’m not expectantly watching and waiting, I may miss your guidance to go and serve you. That’s right.
What kind of effort will you give when you go and serve me? I will give you my very best effort. I know that all my labor in this life is for you. How hard and well I work will either be a good or bad testimony to others in this world. I want others to clearly see that you are working in and through my life. I want my service to you to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want the way that I go about my work to bring glory to your name. I want to be able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. So, I will always be ready to go and serve you with everything that is within me. That will be very good.
Lord, I will not sit around doing nothing. I will not give half-hearted efforts in serving you. I will go and do all that you ask of me with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Bear eternal, lasting fruit through my life. Use me to accomplish your purposes. Amen
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