The Spirit of the Lord says, “Gone are the days when only those with a title are asked to serve full time for my kingdom, in my kingdom. You don’t ever stop being my flock meaning that all of you are in ministry to me and with me wherever you are. Whatever job, study or hobbies you partake in, I call you into the wonderful realisation that from the second you submitted to me, your creator, and received salvation you became my servant, friend, bride and lover.
You are entirely valued, young to old. Grow into me, not copying the famous Christians of books, screen or social media, but learning the truth of Christ in you, in the hope of glory as a living reality. Only look for recognition from me and bring your every breath under my Lordship.”
Reflection: How you view and receive these truths can negate comparison, jealousy, striving and reduce temptation to copy others instead of growing into Christ. Consider joining in this prayer:
I agree Lord God that I am yours, full time, every day, and I am needed and wanted and accepted as one of your servants. Accept my offering. Thank you that I am full time for you,
though in a different role to others throughout my life. I choose to banish the game of comparison and jealousy and striving in my relationships with others. Help me Lord.
Colossians 3:23-24 (ESV)
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Colossians 1:27 (ESV)
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.