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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Getting Involved”
I come from the school of thought that says if you believe in something, then put your time, energy, and effort into it. This was never as true as when I came to belief in Jesus Christ.
I put everything I had into what the Lord said, especially when it came to serving others. When Jesus told the parable of the sheep and goats and how when we serve others we serve the Lord, I jumped right in and served.
The problem I’ve found is that far too many are “waiting” on the Lord, but doing it the wrong way.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
The focus is our need to wait upon the Lord, but what exactly does it mean to wait? The word wait is not a passive noun; rather it is an active verb, which means waiting is an action.
Think of it this way. Those who serve us at restaurants are called “waiters.” Their function is to serve, not wait to be served.
This is what it means to wait upon the Lord. It’s to serve in whatever capacity is needed and allow God to direct and show His will through our involvement.
Paul wrote, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2 Timothy 1:6)
Paul was basically saying, “Don’t let others dictate your calling; instead fan the glowing embers back into a roaring flame.”
And the only way this is accomplished is through being a servant of the Lord’s serving Him through serving others.
Take that first step and start getting involved and let the Lord continue to define and refine His calling upon your life. Let’s not wait, when we see a need let’s fill it.
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