Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
Jesus said, "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
~John 15:15 NIV
Thoughts on today's verse...
Sometimes in the pursuit of being a "good Christian" we become involved in doing works of service. We can become members of every committee and attend every prayer group and Bible study that the church offers. We can volunteer to work in the nursery or become a Sunday School teacher. If there is a job to be done, then by golly, we're there! We may even run ourselves ragged doing things for God and somehow lose sight of Him in the midst of all of it. Sometimes we may even experience Christian burn-out. I don't believe God called us to burn-out for His name sake, but to wear out in due time.

I also think that when we become so involved in the works as described above, that is what it becomes - work and not service. God becomes our boss, our task master and not our friend, and without His friendship life becomes a rat race and Ladies, more often than not, the rats win!

As yesterday's devotional stated, we all have a gift (or gifts) and once we learn what that or those may be, then we become free to use that gift (talent) in the Lord's service. What liberation!

My prayer...
Abba, Father! Free me, liberate me to see and know exactly what my gift is so that I may use it to Your glory! ~Amen

Yours, because we're His,