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Psalm 119:113-128 (Samekh and Ayin)

Serving the Lord is simply part of being a Christ-follower and there are plenty of opportunities to serve. Church is a good example. On a Sunday morning it's not unusual to open the bulletin or see a flyer letting people know about opportunities to serve in children's ministry, as an usher, in music ministry, as a greeter, etc. But as I read Psalm 119:121-128, I noticed that the Psalmist kept referring to himself as a servant, but he wasn't talking about serving. Now that got me thinking about what it means for me/us to be God's servant, and it dawned on me that serving by participating in church on Sunday or Wednesday or volunteering in the community or ________________ (you fill in the blank) is really just part of being a servant 24/7, seven days a week.

So what does being God's servant mean to you? What does that look like in your life? What might a co-worker, a neighbor or a family member say about you being a servant of God? Tami W.

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Living according to Gods will makes you a roll model. I can see in my life where I may have weak moments and fall short of living a truly Godly life.

116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
and let me not be put to shame in my hope!

I'll ask for help living according to Gods word.

117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!

This passage hits close to home. Why am I still surprised when a sermon or a reading feels as though it is targeted to what I need to hear at that moment.

This servant is submitted to God's ways. He is like David in that his heart is after God. Perfect? No, but striving to yield and follow God's Word and ways. Again, I am reminded to keep my eyes on God and His Word. The author turns our eyes to Him. Struggles? Yes, but my hope and help are found in God. Yielded, Submitted, Obedient, Eyes on Christ!! I am reminded of a song "A Passion For Thee" by Joe Zichterman ... "Set my heart, O dear Father, on Thee, and Thee only, Give me a thirst for Thy presence divine. Lord, keep my focus on loving Thee wholly, Purge me from earth; turn my heart after Thine. A passion for Thee; O Lord, set a fire in my soul, and a thirst for my God. Hear Thou my prayer, Lord, Thy power impart. Not just to serve, but to love Thee with all of my heart."

I really enjoyed the verses this morning, the thing is it hit me between the eyes.
I really need to go back to following Christ and His ways.
I have been so side tract.
Please pray for me.
God and His ways are so much better than mine.
When you get into the habit of turning away from God's ways, it is a bit of a struggle to do what we ought to do. I am deffinatly going to really start working on what I need to do. Thank you Lord for clearly showing me I have strayed away. I am more miserable not doing things God's way. My way just gets me extremely down and miserable. I don't like it. Thank you again Lord for not leaving me where I am. Thank you for loving me enough to encourage me where to go.
Thank you Powered By Four for this great opportunity to walk with others and learn and share. Thank you.

for anonymous
Psalm 37:23-24 If the Lord delights in man's way he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

I love this passage and hope that it lifts you up. Even though we stumble in our walk with the Lord--not if we stumble but when we do,we will not fall. God is holding us up with his own hand. He is our tetter, our saftey net.

God Bless you and may you grow in wisdom and knowledge of God's word more each day.

I sometimes wonder if the things I do for family, such as babysitting, encourageing, just plain "houswife" type things are service for God? Also, I am not involved in my church because it is a distance from my home, but I do volunteer to take seniors to their doctor appt. Is that considered as service for God?

Patty,

Being a mom and housewife is one of the greatest ways to serve the Lord, so encourage as you go about doing that great work. God has gifted us all differently and we're all in different life situations. He only asks that we serve Him where we're at. There's no requirement that we serve in some manner in our church. It sounds like you are doing exactly that. And, thanks for volunteering to take seniors places as well. That's a huge need and I'm sure the folks you help appreciate it. Tami W.

I believe that God wants us to give him our whole heart and He longs for us to converse with Him in prayer and just love Him throughout our day each day. Serving Him to me means striving to live in obedience to the Holy Spirit,s leading in our daily lives....just living out our faith and being open to serving any one who we come in contact that day.

Been God's servant to me means that I walk before God with all my heart. What do I mean? As a Human Resources Assistant in my organization, I faithfully perform my duties as unto the Lord. As a wife of a pastor, faithfully wash the hands of the pastor and all the men of God that walk through my home.

I can tell you that sometimes I fail in my duty; its not easy but I try and Patty I want to encourage you to faithfully babysit and whilst you do that sing songs to that little child. Read Bible verses. I remember that my young boy of two used to greet people at the door with his memory verses. He refreshed the people who came with their deep hurts and troubles. You know those were the only words he knew how to speak! The children are my work in the Lord!

Today is a great reminder that "evildoers" does not always present itself in obvious ways. It is anything that draws us away from Jesus and puts our hope elsewhere. I believe God wants me to enjoy the world he has created and to build relationships with unbelievers that enable us to be reflectors of Christ' love. However, I need to be continually cautious about how these things are affecting my walk with Jesus. Are these things slowly shifting my hope and devotion away from Christ? The only way I think we can protect ourselves from this is DAILY feeding ourselves with God's word and prayer. This is the armor that will protect and ground us as we engage in this world, yet keep our hope alive in Christ.

I am a servant of the Lord and that means that I serve Him anywhere and everywhere; and at any time of the day or night. Serving the Lord is to glorify Him. It is not merely at my convenience; serving Him means to kill my flesh and let Him rule in my actions and in my heart. This is how others will see a difference in that they will want what I have; they will want God also. (I am still working on this by the way; I have not yet arrived.) :0)

I am a worship leader, assistant sunday school teacher, assistant key boardist, secretary/treasurer. am i doing too much? am i doing these things for the right reasons or am i doing them because no one else would? am i doing them to be seen by man or to be a servant to God i don't know. how can i be sure that i am doing all this just to be a servant of God and not for man to see and give me praise?

Giving my whole heart to the Lord is surrendering every facets of my life to Him.Spending more time w/ Him in prayer,reading His word, talking to Him to develop an intimate relationship is a struggle I'm dealing w/. I feel so guilty not putting Him as the no. 1 priority in my life. I usually get caught up in the busyness of life that I forget the Giver and Sustainer of everything. I do pray that in time my effort to spend more time w/ Him will be as natural as breating and eating for it is one of the necessities of life. I long to come to a point also were I can trust Him fully. I know in my heart that GOD is trustworthy but most of my action reveals the oppossite.
Finances though is one thing right now that God has complete control of in our life.Our experience is so overwhelming. The more you give the more, several times more He gives back so you have plenty of resources to give again.

Jackie,

I know your situation as I've experienced it as well. Sometimes we have seasons of busyness. Other times we ARE doing too much. Perhaps the key is just staying in tune with God through His Word and asking the questions you are asking to examine yourself. (David asked God to "search me and know me" Psalm 139) I want to encourage you to continue to stay in touch with God through His Word and count on Him to help you accomplish His tasks ... and to look for times of rest.

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