“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
Isaiah 6:8 KJV
Pastor Alfred Henry Ackley wrote an inspiring hymn “In the Service of the King”. These words describe how I feel. “I am happy in the service of the King. I am happy, O so happy! Through the sunshine and the shadow I can sing, In the service of the King.” What a privilege to serve the One Who died for me.
Have you answered the call of Jesus to serve Him? He doesn’t call all of us to go to a different country but He does call every one of us to serve Him where we are. There are some people who will drive hundreds of miles on vacation but aren’t willing to drive a few miles to visit someone who is hurting.
One day our precious Saviour is coming back for us. How it would hurt Him and break His heart if we aren’t serving Him. We have to get out of our comfort zones to serve Him. Jesus got out of His comfort zone. He left His Father, His home and all that He had to come to earth to die for our sins.
You might think there is nothing you can do because you don’t have any talents. I used to think like that but when I asked God to give me something to do to serve Jesus, He gave me the ministry of writing devotions. I am not a professional writer and have no desire to be one. I just write when He inspires me.
Are you willing to turn off the television, get out of your comfort zone and serve Jesus? The desire of my heart is to make Jesus happy. If ever someone deserves to be happy, it is our precious Saviour. Will you answer the call and say yes to Jesus?
Joanne LoweOctober 31, 2017