(NOTE: This sermon series and devotional series is based on a book by Randy Frazee entitled, “BELIEVE.”
You may choose to download or purchase the book as a supplement to your worship and devotional emails.)
“I wish I could serve the LORD more.”
So do I.
But the context of this statement was an individual who was laden with guilt that they weren’t at church helping with projects on the church campus. Certainly allocating a portion of your time to be involved in your local congregation is important. Serving together is a wonderful blessing of your church community.
However, after a bit more conversation, the reality was this person was perceiving that the only place to do the work of the Lord was in the house of the Lord.
Here’s the truth:
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Staying focused on the Lord is realizing each day is an opportunity to do the work of the Lord.
WHATEVER you do…
What is on your schedule today? Eating breakfast? Give thanks to the Lord for food to begin the day. Headed into work? Remember you are first serving your Savior, then the people and customers you work with. Going to school? Give thanks for your mind and the opportunity to learn. Do your best not for the grade, but to use the gifts you’ve been given to the potential for which God created them. Doing chores around the house…laundry, cleaning, yard work? Thank God for the clothes to wear, the house to clean and the beauty of his creation in your own back yard.
The point? Go through each day seeing whatever God has put in front of you as an opportunity to serve the Lord. Each day, wherever God has you that day, is an opportunity to do the work of the Lord.
Do it ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus…
As a Christian, there are not somethings or some ways we serve the Lord and something and some ways we don’t. EVERYTHING we do is an opportunity to show our love for the Lord and the people he’s put around us.
So yes, volunteer and serve at your local church – it’s part of being part of that community. However, a way to stay focused on the LORD is to know everything you do each day is an opportunity to do the work of the Lord!
Apply: What IS on your schedule or ‘to-do’ list today? Write it down and jot next to it…”to the glory of God!”
Prayer: Lord thank you for today and all you’ve given me to do. Help me to see everything I do today as a way to serve and honor and give thanks to you! AMEN.