HOW TO SERVE GOD EVERY DAY
“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” John 12:26
Call me a fool for leaving my wallet, banking bag, and car keys under my car seat when I gave myself a rare treat and took time during the work day to spend time with the Lord as I walked down the beach praying, praising Him, and seeking His face, but I am not only a fool; I am crazy for Christ. I believe every single breath that I take, there is an opportunity to love and revere and serve the Lord in my everyday life. This is exactly why over the next few hours, I found myself praying the thief would find the Lord and receive the help he or she needs, praying for multiple police officers and the dispatcher and talking to multiple officers about the Lord, and standing at the bank shutting down my accounts to prevent any theft while talking to several bank employees about how I didn’t feel violated by the thief because nobody can steal my most precious treasure and the one who provides all that I need. The Lord.
No human trained me to be an evangelist. No human told me I should be one. No human helped me decide to leave behind a self-serving life to learn how to serve the Lord in my everyday life. Many years ago, I would find myself walking into people’s yards to rescue dogs and finding words gushing from my mouth about the Lord. It was, and is, as natural to me as breathing. But serving God in one’s everyday life is not limited to evangelists; we are ALL called to love and serve the Lord with all of our hearts and lives. Every single interaction we have with another human being, whether a loved one or a complete stranger, provides an opportunity for us to love them, pray for them, talk to them about Jesus Christ, give them a Gospel tract or Bible, and/or give them food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities not merely as a charitable act, but whereby we help them to understand the giving is in the name of the Lord.
Don’t waste another breath missing your opportunities to love and serve God every day.