Unspeakable Joy Devotional

2-August-2019

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Serve God by Serving Others. Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Jesus Christ unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

God did not put you on Earth just to live for yourself. He wants you to make the world a better place!

Why should God keep you alive? Are you fulfilling your purpose? Ministry. Every Christian is a minister. Not every Christian is a pastor, but every Christian is to be a minister. That means you use your talents and gifts to make a contribution in life, to be a giver, not a taker.

The Bible uses these kinds of phrases 58 times: “Love one another.” “Encourage one another.” “Pray for one another.” “Help one another.” “Counsel one another.” “Support one another.” And on and on the list goes. It is the mutual ministry of every believer in the family of God to every other believer in the family of God. That’s the way God meant for it to be.

The truth is, serving God by serving others is not always easy. Sometimes you’re going to get discouraged. So what to do when you start to get discouraged? You remember two things:

First, you remember that you’re going to receive a reward that’s going to go on for eternity. “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10

Second, you remember that God uses every little thing. Nothing is insignificant when you serve God. None of it is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

You are most like Jesus when you’re serving others. After washing his disciples’ feet, Jesus said, “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done for you.” John 13:14-15

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