Born to Serve
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
~ Galatians 6:10 (NIV)
When we think about God’s plan for our lives, we often end up wondering about a different question entirely: What about our own plans for our lives? We fantasize about who we’re supposed to marry, what job we’re supposed to take, where we’re supposed to live, or what other elements of life we should pursue for our happiness.
What we forget is that God’s plan for us is far greater than our own. God tells us throughout the Bible that we are born to serve him. This life of service means that we must love others and attend to their needs. God calls us to be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving toward each other (see Ephesians 4:32). Part of God’s plan for us is serving others in the way he’s outlined for us. Just as the good Samaritan helped the man in need in Jesus’ parable (see Luke 10:25–37), we too must follow Christ’s example and obediently help those who need us most.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, we desire the indwelling of Your Spirit. We desire to be led by Your Spirit. We ask You Father to take hold with us against the things that confront us—to be our Helper and our Strengthener. So we look to You and we ask that You strengthen us with might in our inner man. We pray that You come to our aid and to bear us up in our weakness, so that we are overcomers and not defeated. We ask of You Father to lead and to guide us into all the truth and to individually teach us and reveal to us the path that You have for our lives. And we agree that we shall walk in Your perfect will for our lives. Amen.In Jesus,
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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Devotion taken from NIV Essentials of the Christian Faith.
God’s plan for us is far greater than our own.