Day 76: Serving God

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 26:1-51
Luke 2:36-52
Psalm 60:1-12
Proverbs 11:15
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

…and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. – Lk 2:37

What does it mean to serve God? When we think of serving God, typically we think of life as a missionary. Maybe we think of volunteering at church, or working for a charity. But Anna served God with fastings and prayers!

Did you know that God considers our prayers and fasting service to Him? We don’t have to go to a foreign country to serve Him; we can serve Him right here and now, as we pray without ceasing every day (1 Thess 5:17).

Service does not have to be scary. In fact, it should be fun! We serve God when we praise Him, and we serve God when we worship in any way, shape or form. The purpose of the salvation and the freedom of the Cross is, “…to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear” (Lk 1:74).

Prayer:

Father, thank You for giving me the freedom to serve You without fear. I will praise You with my whole heart, and serve You with joy! Help me to keep service simple: to worship You in every single thing I do.