You Have Been Called to Serve

On the day that David brought down the giant Goliath and emboldened the armies of Israel, do you know how his day began?  It began with running errands for his Dad.  He was at the battlefield that day because his father asked him to deliver food to his brothers.  His obedience to a menial task had him right where God needed him to be.  Had he told his father that this errand was beneath a future king of Israel, he would have not met Goliath or turn the tide of the war.   And do you know what David did right after being anointed the next king of Israel?  He went back to tending his father’s sheep.  Tending sheep was a job with little honor that was reserved for servants or the youngest (and frequently the least respected) son.  But David knew that the Lord’s will was for him to honor his father and mother (Exodus 20:12) and this included doing chores that he was asked to do at home.  Perhaps it was because of David’s humility that God selected him to lead Israel and to call David a man after God’s own heart.  

Colossians 3:23 says: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…”  Do you ever feel like what you are being asked to do is beneath you?  Ever feel like you are not being used for the Lord in a way that utilizes your talents?  The first ministry that I volunteered for at TGPA was not working with the youth or leading intercession, it was cleaning the bathrooms.  I didn’t do it because I enjoyed it, but because I felt that God wanted me to get involved with this church and scrubbing commodes is what needed to be done.   Do you feel called to be more involved with this church body?  Are you willing to do whatever is needed to help our church change lives and reach the lost?  Sometimes a simple act of obedience will put you right where God needs you to be so that He can use you for something greater.  


Pastor Jonathan