2 Cor 4:16 . Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward [man] is being renewed day by day.
Having a rough “momma day” so far. The Vikings appear to have plotted their multi-weekly, slash-and-burn, pillaging of our home this morning…as it usually occurs on Mondays when Da Hubby returns to work. It’s just after 10:30am and there have already been time outs and a trip-and-fall blood letting.
However, hope springs eternal. Renewal in Christ is assured. I am reminded by the tiny miracle Da Hubby pointed out to me yesterday in the front planter of our home. And, I keep hearing Pastor Debbie’s voice in my head from yesterday’s sermon. I am convicted.
We are created to serve God. (Eph 2.10)
We are saved to serve God. (2 Tim 1.9)
We are called to serve God. (2 Tim 1.9 and 1 Peter 2.9)
We are commanded to serve God. (Matt 20.28)
She explained how there is no small service to God. It ALL matters! And, that one’s service is desperately needed in the Body of Christ. What would happen if our physical hearts used all our “spiritual excuses” to avoid its’ service in our physical bodies: I’m too tired. I need a rest. Someone else does it better. Let another step forward to this job.
And, we are all in our different seasons. But, service is NOT optional! It is the heart of Christian life. And, right now, in this season of my life, my area of service is my husband and kids. They are “all” I have time for but that is OK. This is where God wants me right now. It’s too important to do otherwise. My service at home is not so small to be dismissed. In another season, I’ll be able to work more directly in my local Body’s ministries but, for now, I do what I can as He would have me do.
“Being a servant means giving up the right to control your schedule and allowing God to interrupt it whenever He needs to.” So, I say: “Here I am, Lord, send me!”