1997-03-05 - Who are We Trying to Please?

Hi everyone! Since Tim is out of commission today, I thought that I would share with you an e-mail devotional that I particularly liked, one I received today from Kennedy devotionals.  Jan

CONTINUAL SERVICE Tuesday - March 18, 1997

"When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?"" - Daniel 6:20

In 1907, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica, coming within 97 miles of the last frontier on earth, the South Pole. In 1914, Shackleton tried again and placed an advertisement in a London newspaper. It read:

"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return doubtful."

There was an overwhelming response to the advertisement that Shackleton exclaimed, "It seemed as though all the men in Great Britain were determined to accompany us."

What if the Lord were to take out an advertisement in the newspaper, what would it look like? Here is a possibility:

Help Wanted: Men and Women to follow and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. There are continual openings for numerous positions world-wide. Below is a sample of some of the positions open, please take note of the reference when applying: -- Pastors and Teachers -- To prepare God's people for works of service. (Ephesians 4:12) -- Administrators -- able to plan and organize. (1 Corinthians 12:26) -- Elders -- Encourages others by sound doctrine. (Titus 1:9) -- Waiting On Tables -- Responsible for the distribution of food. (Acts 6:1-3) Rewards are eternal. Christ's Kingdom is growing to every nation on earth. Must be available to serve immediately.

Daniel was known for serving the Lord continually. What a wonderful characteristic to be known! Are you serving Christ today in some capacity? Today in prayer, ask the Lord that you may serve Him for His glory.

"If you wish to be a leader you will be frustrated, for very few people wish to be led. If you aim to be a servant you will never be frustrated." - Frank F. Warren

God's Word: "And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?." - Deuteronomy 10:12-13

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