Sep 24, 2008 | Good News Daily, Sept 2008

Luke 4:1-13 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” (v.8)

“Who am I going to serve today?” As a youngster, that was not among my top five questions for the day. I wasn’t planning on serving anyone.

When I was older, I got a job as a waitress. This job taught me to serve others. Some days were harder than other days to serve people. Sometimes customers were rude and nothing I did pleased them. Other times customers were pleased with me no matter what mistakes I made. I realized that I needed to joyfully serve each customer no matter how they treated me. My job was to serve them to the best of my ability.

As a Christian, I’m called to joyfully serve the Lord. My circumstances shouldn’t dictate how I serve Him. When I wake up I have to decide if I’m going to serve my concerns, frustrations, and fears or if I’m going to choose to serve the Lord.

My prayer is that each day I will be like Joshua and say, “…as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15b).

Esther 6:1-14; Psalm 119:97-120; Acts 19:1-10

Until next time blessings and healing

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