Privileged to Serve in the Thick of Life’s Battles………….

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Even if I’m not healed I am just so blessed to be able to be a servant for the Lord,” a precious young loved one in my life shared with me.

Those were her exact words. A mighty powerful message coming from someone years younger than me who has already gone through several life-threatening illnesses and is currently in the thick of her latest medical battle. Not to mention she has faced numerous other enormous trials in her life.

Not only was she not complaining. Not only was there no self-pity. Not only was she not angry. All of which would have been totally understandable. All of which she may in fact experience at times since she is human just like the rest of us.

What struck me right away when I read her message to me is how she said she feels BLESSED to be THE LORD’S SERVANT – even when life is exceedingly hard for her. That’s how much she loves Jesus. That she considers herself blessed to be called to serve Him. No matter the circumstances of her life.

Do you serve God on a regular basis? Do you consider yourself blessed to serve Him? Do you realize even in the midst of your greatest trials that the Lord may give you opportunities to serve Him?

Let us not miss the wonderful privilege and blessing of serving Christ – no matter the trials of this life!

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