The Christian Public Servant – “I could do more”
August 22, 2017 – Tuesday
1 Peter 4:10 [ESV] “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”
Acts 20:35 [ESV] “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
I recently decided to help a friend going through a tough divorce. I offered to take her children to school which was followed with a request to watch them overnight while she worked. I agreed hesitantly until further help was requested. However, wanting more time with my own family, I began to pull back and declined requests for more help. My spirit troubled me though. I realized how blessed I was, and after prayer, decided I could do more and offered help.
As Christian public servants you and I are sometimes called to go above and beyond in serving others. While this help may come at an “inconvenience” to us, it can be a real blessing to those in need. In the work place it might even mean saying “I could do more” to provide others with the help they need.
At work the mantra of “I could do more” could bless a supervisor or co-worker in amazing ways as they feel the touch of Christian love upon their lives. The blessing received in return will continue to encourage you as you live your life for Christ who gave His all.
Dear God, I ask You to continue guiding me in Your light. I ask You to help me to do Your will. Make me into a steward of grace and help me to give unto others as You have given to me, Lord. Amen.
Virginia Beach, VA