How will you serve?

So, I was sweeping the rugs and dusting the hardwood floors a few days ago, thinking about how much I DON’T like the vacuum.  As the grumbling started, I remembered how thankful I was to be home for these couple of months.  If running the vacuum is a part of me being a blessing here, then I’ll run the vacuum with a joyful heart.

Anybody else following the parallel?  How many times are we called to serve in a way that makes us uncomfortable or feel incompetent.  We might obey, but do we obey joyfully?  Some times (possibly more than I want to admit) I try to call the shots, determine how I will serve, and when I will stop.  What really needs to happen is a shift in my focus.  Because of the privilege of belong to Christ and the blessing of His fellowship, I want to joyfully obey whatever task my God gives.  I want to complete the task WITH Him, not just for Him.  As a sweet friend reminds her granddaughter, we need to obey “all the way, right away, and with a happy heart.”  May that be my prayer all my life!

Posted on June 23, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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