I read an interesting devo in My Utmost for His Highest (J Oswald
Sanders) this morning. It’s online here. Some thoughts:
The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My
contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call
and will help me realize what I truly desire to do for Him.
Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and
Service is what I bring to the relationship and is the reflection of my
identification with the nature of God.
The Son of God reveals Himself in me, and out of devotion to Him service
becomes my everyday way of life.
It provoked my thoughts that my service is all about my relationship
with Him, my contact with His nature. A few months ago, a friend gave a
powerful devotional in which he explored service as worship. His focus
was on Romans 12:1, and connecting “living sacrifices” with “act/service
of worship.” The Greek actually uses one word which is translated into
the New American phrase “service of worship”. My service is very
inextricably tied to my worship.