Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Who Are You Serving?

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

Psalm 84:10 "For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."


Who Are You Serving?


I have seen some amazing homes in my years of traveling. I've seen the Hearst Castle in California, beautiful homes around Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and expansive homes in the mountains on the East Coast. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see an amazing home? I wonder who in the world lives there! You also probably wonder what they do in order to afford such a house!


The psalmist reminds us in Psalm 84 that who you serve is more important than how you serve. That is, serving God is more important that the capacity in which you serve. Whether you type on a computer, cut wood with a saw, wrangle horses and cattle, or serve some other way, Who you serve is most important!


Don't lose sight of Who you serve while you are serving. We can get so wrapped up in God's will for our lives and our day that we lose sight of the One we are serving. Don't get so stuck on what you are doing that you forget for Whom you are doing it!


If you will serve the right Master, you will reap the right reward. The Bible promises, "No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." Many times we are concerned about what we do and what we get from doing it. Instead, when you serve the right Master, you can trust Him for the right reward for your efforts.


What you specifically do for the Lord is important, but it is not the most important thing. Who you are serving is the most important thing! I know a guy who changed light bulbs for a living. That doesn't sound impressive, at least until I tell you that he changed light bulbs in the White House! Who he is serving (the President) elevates the importance of what he is doing (changing light bulbs). More than any president, king, or ruler, you serve the Living God, and you can trust Him with the reward. Remember Who you serve today!



Prayer Requests:

1. Services tonight in Starke, FL

2. BRR Conference on Marriage & the Home this weekend (Dec. 1-3)

3. A special word from Brother Rice...



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