The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of January 18, 2016
Saved To Serve
Mark 10:45- “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Beloved, Jesus first came as a servant. Scripture says He, “Came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus is our example of how we should live our lives as believers.
Thus, yesterday we held a ministry fair at church. This fair included information concerning the various ministries at the church and opportunity on how each church member could become involved in one or more of the various ministries.
Beloved, we live in an era where the average church attendee is a consumer rather than a servant. The average church suffers from the 20/80 problem, where 20% of the people do 80% of the work while most of the rest do nothing. The ministry fair was held so that those who are on the bench would consider getting on the playing field.
Beloved, as believers, each of us as been given one or more spiritual gifts. The mention of these gifts can be found in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4 and 1 Peter 4. It is in these scriptures where you can find out what your gift(s) may be and how to best utilize those gifts for the glory of God.
Getting involved in ministry not only helps a person to get to know others in the congregation better but also helps that person to grow as a believer. Beloved, we have been saved to serve as Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
So, let’s get involved and allow the Lord to use us for His glory! John 9:4 says, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.”
Beloved, I pray that you will have a blessed day! I love you and I will be praying for you!
In Jesus Love,