I shall not attempt to number all the way that you can serve me. They are as numerous as the moments of your life. As you daily give me your attention, I will speak to you. Through your daily encounters with persons, I will show you the depths of human need. I will show you enough through your daily encounters with persons to keep you alert to human need. The service which I want from you is not a task added to your already busy life. I will teach you how, in the midst of your routine activities, you can serve with me. I am already there serving, you know.
I serve all persons without regard for their race, sex, or social position. The existence of need requires response. I wash the feet of all. Your service can be no less.
– Ben Johnson, I Stand at the Door, CTS Press, 1986, 12.
42 Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the ones who are considered the rulers by the Gentiles show off their authority over them and their high-ranking officials order them around. 43 But that’s not the way it will be with you. Whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant. 44 Whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all, 45 for the Human Onexdidn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.”Mark 10:42-45
Experiment with this today. Spend the day paying extra close attention to the needs God presents to you in the people around you. Try to see the world and all you encounter in it with the eyes of Christ. See what call lies within this day – watch God use you as you move through your daily routine to serve the Lord and the people God loves.
Help me to see that serving you
does not need to be some grand project
but instead can be as routine as breathing
if I surrender myself to you and your guidance.
Allow me to step into the flow of your grace
at work in the world and be a conduit of it.
Help me to realize that the character of my daily living
can be an incredible gift to you.
Give me eyes to see this day, O God.