Daily Devotion on 1 Kings 19:19-21
Text: 1 Kings 19:19-21
Could you do it? Could you drop everything, leave your family, and dedicate your life to the Lord?
This week’s worship focuses on the Savior’s power inspiring us to serve him. We see outstanding examples of dedicated service. The four fishermen left their jobs and their families to become fishers of men. Paul and Barnabas set off on a missionary trip. Today we see Elisha leave all behind to serve Elijah.
Elisha was pretty serious about a life of serving the Lord too. There was no turning back when he sacrificed his oxen and burned his plowing equipment.
Could you do that? Could you leave behind everything to serve the Lord?
You can! Best of all, you don’t have to “drop everything” to serve Jesus. Some of us have dedicated our lives to a life of serving the Lord in what is called the public ministry. We are pastors, teachers, family ministers, etc. This is what we do. We are full time ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
But mailmen can serve Jesus wholeheartedly. So can office workers. And businesswomen. And sales clerks. And any other person–working or not.
All of us have opportunity to serve Jesus when we live with love. We have opportunity to be fishers of men when we let our lights shine and season our conversations with salt. The point is, we can serve Jesus wholeheartedly no matter our vocation. In fact, there are probably people in my congregation that do a much better job witnessing in their everyday lives than I do!
God grant us the willingness and joy to serve Jesus like Elisha, Paul, Barnabas, Peter, Andrew, James, John, and so many more–no matter what our lot or station in life!
Prayer: Lord, make me a willing instrument to serve you in my words and actions every day of my life. You have given me new life in your forgiveness. Now help me live my life for you!
Posted on January 19, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged 1 Kings, 1 Kings 19, Barnabas, Church, Daily Devotions, Elijah, Elisha, Ministry, Paul, Public Ministry, School, Service, Serving, Vocation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.