Devotion to the Lord must precede effective service.
Once there has been devotion, intimacy with the Lord, the fruit of that devotion will be a passion for service.
We need to have passion for God and compassion for people. Prayer develops passion for God. Passion for God increases compassion for others.
Do I want to have a life that is willing to be flexible, a life that’s willing to go when He says go and move when He says move?
Lord, where do You want to send me? What do You want to do with me? Where do You want to put me? How do You want to use me? Let’s do it together. Don’t ever let me go by myself. I depend on You in everything. Hold my hand, direct my steps, reveal Your will, teach me Your ways.
If you do it on your own, you’ll get burnt out. You do it on your own, you’ll come to resent the very people God has called you to serve. But you do it with Him, you abide in Him, you will have supernatural capacity to go leaping upon mountains and skipping upon hills and out into the fields and the vineyards caring for the needs of others.
Lord, I love You and I spent time with You to understand Your call, to receive Your power, to have Your peace and Your presence every second. Help me mature day by day, be humble and wise.
As our love for Christ matures, we want to have a Mary heart and Martha hands.