Whom Are You Serving?
Are you one of those that wish they could do more for the Kingdom of God? Or you have started serving, but you are so bogged down with the nonchalant, irreverent and lazy attitude of the people around you? Or like Martha in Luke 10:40-42, all the work in the Unit or Department had been left to you to do?
Martha like you was worried about something good after all she had Jesus over for dinner. She was literary serving God! Her aim therefore, was to please Jesus! Unfortunately she made a common yet dangerous mistake. How? As she began to serve Him, her service became more important than the Lord she was meant to serve! What began as a way to serve Jesus Christ slowly and subtly became a way to serve self! She had forgotten that the meal was to honor and draw attention to Jesus not herself. Her sister Mary on the other hand drew attention to the Master when she broke the alabaster box of perfume at His feet, without minding the cost to herself. How far gone are you in your service? Have you been carried away with the service and have forgotten whom is to be served? No wonder you are feeling frustrated with no result! So many forgot the Scripture in Hebrews 11:6 that says "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Come to Him on a daily basis and He will teach you how to go about your service to Him. The Bible equally says in Luke 10:40-42 “Martha was distracted with much serving…But Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her”. Ponder on these words and be like Mary though serving was seated at the feet of Christ to learn of Him – His way of making and doing things right.