Between You And God #2 - The One Year Be-Tween You and God

Between You and God #2

Dear God, Sometimes I feel too unimportant to do anything special for you. I mean, what can I actually do?

Even though lots of girls dream of being a princess, or of marrying a prince, not many of us dream of being a servant. The word servant brings thoughts of scrubbing clothes on wooden boards, slopping a wet mop against a dusty stone floor, and ironing someone else’s beautiful ball gown. But the truth is, in the real world of royalty, those who are chosen to serve actually have a lot of honor and power.

Even today, a queen chooses her ladies-in-waiting from among her very best friends. They are closest to her, after all, so they have to be trustworthy. And because they are friends, those servants get special benefits from being in a royal household. They get to do the most important jobs, share the best food, go to the best parties, and get the best gifts. Even if you’re very rich, you can’t buy your way into royal service. You have to be invited.

A servant’s value isn’t based on what her job is; it’s based on the royal status of the person she serves. And that’s what it’s like to serve God, too. Our value isn’t based on what we do—it’s based on whom we serve. Because we are God’s servants, he will give us special jobs and adventures that others won’t get. We will get to go places we never dreamed of. We are important because he’s invited us to serve him right now, and he will bless us when we do.

So put on your diamond tiara and prepare to serve the King!

How about You?

Do you believe that your value is based upon what you do or upon the one you serve? How could you serve Jesus this week?

God Says . . .

Mary responded, “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.” Luke 1:46-48

From the Book: