By Lisa Are Wulf ~
Christian Spiritual Growth ~
Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do,
as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Remember that the Lord will give you
an inheritance as your reward,
and the Master you are serving is Christ.
Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)
“What’s in it for me?”
That’s the time-honored slogan of the American consumer. Sometimes we’re so busy looking out for ourselves, we walk right past opportunities to serve. In our quest to get, we forget to give. Even at
church, we’re often more concerned about being fed spiritually than helping others.
Perhaps we hesitate because generosity has a cost. Maybe we’re not sure we can bear the sacrifice of service. Yet when we stop and think about Christ, our inconvenience and concern for ourselves
seem suddenly trivial. Does a “taker” mentality really fit with the one who gave the ultimate gift?
My husband was edgy. He had been out of sorts all day on our get-away. As we walked along the secluded path, he blurted out, “I think God is calling us to serve him full-time. But how could we
afford it?” I thought for a minute and assured him, “There’s a way.”
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