Date: June 15, 2014 10:55 PM
Topic: +DEV+ The Task Before Us
The Task Before Us
"Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them." Mark 1:30-31
Scripture Focus: Mark 1:29-31
What is holding you back from serving the Lord? Are your thoughts filled with dreams of "if only"? If only I had the finances. If only I didn't have these obligations. If only I weren't limited by this sickness. Then I would do great things for God.
But sometimes our desire to do great things for the Lord becomes mixed up with our desire to make a great name for ourselves. Our desire to do great things for God can also blind us to what we can do right where we are.
When Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law, her first act was not to rush into the streets to proclaim her healing. Instead, at the touch of Jesus, she got up and did what needed to be done right where she was. She served a meal. Her healing was not about her; it was about being equipped to serve. Jesus' healing of her was important, yet we don't even know her name.
Peter's mother-in-law did not dwell on the grand things she might do for the Lord if only she were healed. Rather, when she was healed, she served Him by completing the task at hand.
Insight: Are Dreams Of Grand Service Blinding You To The Task At Hand? Glorify God By Completing The Task He Has Given You, Large Or Small.
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