Finding Our Way back to the Ancient Paths: SERVICE
Greetings Beloved! Despite the storm the world is currently facing, remember this; our Lord Jesus has promised He would never leave us nor forsake us. This is the time to keep reminding yourself of this word and hold on to it.
I wrote this poem a couple of years back, I got my inspiration from Mark 4:39. I hope it brings you some comfort;
HE’S IN MY BOAT
Though the storm rides high and hard, though the boat sways and seems unsteady, though fear and anxiety rock my heart and I wonder if my boat will turn over, though I struggle hard to keep the boat steady, this one thing I suddenly remember, He’s asleep down there, the creator of the wind and the storm. He’s asleep in my boat. At his word, the storm stands still. I am encouraged. Jesus is in my Boat. All is WELL.
©Jan 11 2017
As we continue in our pursuit of the ancient paths, Remember This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls’ Jeremiah 6:16. “(NKJV)
This week, our path is SERVICE. (see previous editions)
To serve one another is what Christianity has called us to do. We have a living example in our saviour Jesus Christ. He is the typical example of the Servant Leader. To serve requires that you be selfless, putting the needs of others before you, you strive to teach and be teachable, staying humble because your meat is to do His Will and to give Him pleasure.
Our text in Mark 9:34 says
And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” (ESV)
The Path of Service is one of humility, generosity and a kind heart. It is service to God, foremost and then He teaches you how to serve humanity in His way. It is clear in the word of God that we cannot serve two masters; God and Mammon (Mark 6:24) – today whom are you serving?
It is important to reflect on all our activities and motives for helping or serving others? Are we doing it for the fame, are we doing it for recognition or are we doing it because it will give the Father pleasure?
As the COVID-19 plague keeps us isolated or quarantined, what are you doing to serve humanity in these times? This is the time to serve in whatsoever way God has designed for you in this period. Ask Him to guide you.
Remember Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Col 3:23-24)
Prayer: Lord I want to serve you and your creation, show me how in Jesus Name I pray, Amen
Charge: Isaiah 58:10. If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
Reflect. Repent. Return
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