AWESOME DEVOTIONS: Being a Servant of God

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Being a Servant of God

It has been a very long time since I wrote a devotion. Life just seemed to get in the way. First there was my daughter's graduation from WVU and then came her engagement and all of the wedding planning! Then the big day came! Her wedding was everything she had ever dreamed of and that made me so proud and happy. I had put a lot of time and effort into making it a day that the newlyweds would never forget! And I had succeeded. But at what cost? I don't mean monetary - although that was a huge cost. But the real cost of ignoring what God really wanted me to do. I was working so hard to make it the perfect day that I became deaf to what God had planned for me. And after the big day had come and gone, I felt empty. I felt like there was nothing for me to do in life. But no matter how empty I felt, I continued to ignore the voice inside. I pushed aside whatever God was telling me, listening to what He said but not doing what He said.

As many of you know, I had written this devotion website for a while before life got in the way. I fully admit that I am no biblical scholar and that the words in the devotion were words from God. I became down, though, thinking that the devotions did not mean anything to anyone and that I wasn't reaching anyone so I used every excuse I could think of not to write them. Lately, however, I have had numerous people tell me that they missed the devotions and wished I would write them again. And even more important, I feel God has been telling me to write these devotions and that if I would just do as He wanted then He would provide the words for me to write. So, here we go! I am putting all my trust in God to help me find the words that He wants me to write. I am no longer going to ignore what He is telling me and will follow His will. I hope you are blessed by these devotions and by God's word.

Being a servant is one of the most important lessons that we as Christians can learn. But we are often afraid. Sometimes it is so hard for us to entrust ourselves to others . We want to be the boss. We want to have control over everything in our lives.

But God is the greatest Master of all! He will never abuse us or misuse us. He always has our best interests at heart. And what other master do you know that would lay down his life for his servants? Being a servant of God fills us with hope, makes us complete. When we are servants of God, we are filled with His own image. He fills us with the Holy Spirit to empower us to become all that we can be, all that He wants us to be. If we would only listen to what He is telling us, obey Him and follow His will for our lives, we will become more of whom He created us to be.

Has God been talking to you and you have been ignoring what He is saying? Open your mind, your ears, and your heart to what He is telling you. Serve Him in whatever way He is leading you and you will be truly blessed. Remember God is a master unlike any other. He is worthy of our service!!

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "Do you not understand what I have done for you?" he asked them. "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord', and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them." John 13: 12-17


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