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“If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11 NIV

Yesterday we looked at a perfected man in speech and how valuable the words that you speak as a child of God are. Today, allow me to speak on the second half of our theme scripture concerning serving. The root word for serving in scripture alludes to many things, but they all narrow down to attending to something that will serve another’s interest. The heart posture of a believer of Jesus Christ should always be about this kind of service, one that puts the needs of others atop.

This sounds often times repulsive because many people have not truly learnt to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and experience the second part of this scripture in truth ‘all these other things shall be added unto you’ (Matthew 6:33). In other words, because the priorities are disoriented whereby many seek after these other things supposed to pursue them, the vindication of the kingdom and its righteousness is absent, thus frustrating the posture of a servant — which Christ has identified as greatest (Matthew 23:11).

Child of God, there is absolutely nothing God demands of us that He has not first equipped us to do, showed us how through the person of Christ and provided divine enablement through the Holy Spirit. Every time you serve, and do so with diligence and grace, your heart is exposed to a divine circumcision that perfect you for every good work, while simultaneously showing Christ to those whom you serve.

May the Lord open your eyes to where you have misaligned your priorities.

Prayer: Father I thank you for this word. I serve you with everything in me because I am a diligent spirit. Search my heart and expose any  hindrances that may keep me from living a dedicated life of service unto you. Deal with me, that it may be said of me that I served you with everything you have entrusted to me, in Jesus’ name. Amen! 


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