We pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us.
Psalm 90: 16-17 Let Your work be shown to Your servants, and Your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us!
On a recent mission trip, I remembered, “Be willing wherever and whenever” and my experience at the Grand Canyon. My first view was its clouds — no beautiful canyon was seen. Then, slowly, a cloud would roll a bit to reveal a portion of the canyon — for a while — only to have another piece of God’s fluff roll in to cover it. That morning, the canyon was revealed in different areas — bit by bit — section by section — some parts for a short while and others for the entire morning. Eventually, the sun revealed the colorful canyon in all its glory.
Some work God gives us may only appear for a short time. Be ready! Some parts of it aren’t grand or showy or glorious by themselves. As it was on my mission trip, the work may be messy or physically taxing. Be willing — willing to do even the menial, for when the Son reveals the entire picture, what beauty will be shown!
Prayer: Lord God, I am Your servant. May I keep my pledge to You and go whenever and wherever — no matter how humble the task — no matter how taxing the job — no matter how large or small. May the words I recite be the prayer of my soul. I praise You for making our service a thing that reveals Your beauty and glory. Amen!
Central Illinois District President