Luke 1:38 (KJV) 38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Servanthood to God involves not just doing something or laborious activities, it could be as simple as yielding oneself to God for whatever God’s purpose is.
At times, some of us think God’s not pleased with us until we serve Him close to exhaustion. I agree there are times when serving God becomes very hard, but hardship isn’t the measurement or determining factor whether we’re really serving God or not. More than anything, He just wants to move in and through us. The Holy Spirit is still working. We just have to allow ourselves: mind, soul, spirit, bodies as His channels.
Dear God, thank You for considering us to take part in Your Divine move. It’s an honor to be considered and invited as Your vassals and vessels. You can do everything without our help, but You allow us to enjoy the fruits of Your labor. Help us Lord to enjoy the productive rest of just offering our bodies to You—in Jesus’ Name, amen.
Galatians 1:24 (KJV) 24And they glorified God in me.
As His children, we’re given a high honor and privilege of being channels of God’s glory.
Not all we do bring glory to our God. Through us, God can either be praised or cursed.
We can have better chances of channeling peoples praise towards God if we’re not involved in works of darkness. It is when we let our light shine before others that they’re able to see God in us—how good and great He is. That’s how those in darkness are drawn to the Light.
God is Holy, loving, mighty. We’re not necessarily the same. It’s when those are seen in us that people see the reality that’s not us—a reality that’s attractive and magnetic, a reality that’s bigger than us, a reality that sincerely-seeking people want to be a part of.
God is essentially glorious. He isn’t always given His du—often because others aren’t just conscientious or aware. We as people in whom He dwells can bring the truth of God’s glory closer and clearer to the people.
Our lives shine; there’s no life more beautiful and radiant than that which glows with God’s beauty.
We know our worth in Him, that’s why we don’t desire glory to ourselves. We’re the pointers not the destination of praise.