Week of October 19, 2018
“Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.” (Philemon 7, NKJV)
Many people fervently desire to serve the Lord, but they do not know how or they do not make the time. As a result, they experience a vacuum in their spiritual life. They become frustrated and complain that they remain unfulfilled. In their disappointment, they withdraw more and more, until they say it is not worth the effort.
It is essential we understand the importance of serving and the benefits that come from our service. Every disciple of Jesus has the capacity to serve in some area. You can share the gospel with others, you can offer hope, you can visit someone in the hospital, or you can make a phone call to someone you have not seen in church. The church also offers multiple opportunities to serve. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful feeling to know because of your service “the hearts of the saints have been refreshed.” Serving the Lord will bring that satisfaction to your life.
God Bless, Pastor Rick