In this second part of our series on what does it mean to serve, we’ll take a look at a few more meanings of this elusive term. Contact me with questions!
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SERVANT OF GOD?
- A servant does his master’s work. The servant performs God’s work for God, or on God’s behalf. We carry out God’s will and labor for Him willingly. Paul said, “I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls.” (2 Corinthians 12:15).
- A servant follows his master. Where God leads, you go through green pastures and dark valleys. He takes up his cross (Luke 9:23) to remain pure in an evil world.
- A servant is satisfied with what his master pays. We are content with what God has given us in this world. We don’t grumble.
- A servant defends the honor of his master. A servant defends God and speaks up for Him to others.
Hopefully, this will give you more of an ideas of what a servant of God is. Contact AToZMomm with questions!
Exodus 13:17-18 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”
So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.
The Egyptians and all Israel saw the power of God. What He had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob He now frees Israel from Egyptian bondage and sets them out to the promised land. God always remembers his people.
The world is increasing in sin and wickedness. I pray to never be a part of the evil that surrounds me. My hope is to have favor in your eyes. Help me to not get caught up in the pleasures of this world. I want to live in a deep, intimate relationship with you. Apart from you I am lost. My security rests only with you, my God and Savior.
I want you to be the center of my life, in everything I do, say or think. In my relationships, finances and every area of my life. Jesus, you are the only source of light. I know that living my life pleasing and honoring you will give me the best possible life while I am in this body on earth.
Thank you for the experiences I have had in my life. All of the abilities that I have you placed in me in my mother’s womb when you created me. You give me the knowledge and motivation to use these talents to serve you while I am here. Let me do all that you have planned for me, instruct me and guide me.
I lift up my heart to you, Lord, I know you are nearer than I can ever imagine. I know that you always listen when I pray. This gives me comfort when I am going through difficult times.
The foundation of my spiritual life is faith. As I read your Word it introduced me to Jesus. It gave me faith. Now my heart’s desire is to have a closer relationship with you. Lord, as I seek you increase my faith.
By: Lissette Trahan
We are called to be servants of God. But what exactly does that mean? In this blog post, I’ll dive into that question. Contact me today!
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SERVANT OF GOD?
- A servant serves one master. When we’re called to be servants of God, it means that we serve only one master: God. We let go of our sins, and we joyfully use our lives for God. In the end, we’ll have eternal life (Romans 6:22).
- A servant follows God, not himself. We are to do God’s bidding, not our own. Servants listen for God’s voice, and follow it.
- A servant is bound to his master, in this case, God. Through our faith and baptism, we have promised ourselves to God — a promise we cannot break.
Being a servant of God is not easy. Stay tuned for our next blog post for more on being a servant of God, and contact AToZMomm with questions.
It’s the last Sunday of the month, and today the power of being is on my heart.
LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
Life is taken up with so much busyness that we can lose ourselves, lose our way, and lose our family. Today, I just want to encourage you to put away your screens for a while, and reconnect with the present moment. Spend some time just being, existing, walking in nature, smelling the flowers, watching the grass grow, listening to the birds sing, and being with family.
That’s what life is all about — not how many friends you have on social media.
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
H. Jackson Brown
Exodus 12:7 “Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the door frames of the houses where they eat the lambs.”
Exodus 12:13 “But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
The Passover Lamb was a type of the Messiah, “Lamb of God” through whom God would bring redemption to both Israel and the Gentiles. The similarities between the Passover Lamb and the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ are obvious. The sacrificial lamb was to be without defect, just as the Lord Jesus was without blemish. It was the shed blood of the lamb which saved Israel’s firstborn from the plague just as it is the shed blood of the Lamb of God which saves men from the judgment of God. Jesus Christ was the Lamb of God, our Savior.
You blessed me, Lord, when you reached down and saved me. I was given the gift of the Holy Spirit which seals me as your child. I want to walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit every day. Let my actions show those around me that I am your child. When troubles surround me, instead of grumbling I can go to you with confidence knowing that you will answer my prayer.
There are times I have a feeling of restlessness. I go to you in prayer and ask you to tell me what is wrong. Have I sinned? Have I ignored you? I sit still before you and listen. You never fail me. My peace returns.
Obeying you is sometimes difficult, but I know that if I take that first step and patiently wait, trusting you, that you will provide me with all that I need to do what you ask. I can step out in obedience knowing that you will keep me safe and protect me no matter the circumstance.
Lord, your power is not limited to one group of people, to one church or to one religion. You are alive in this universe touching people’s lives. How I came to know you was in such an unexpected way that I could not label it as religious. Religion is not only about love, it is about ultimate truth. Whatever leads me to truth, to goodness, to beauty is from God no matter which religion it is found. Your Word does warn about false teachers who can lead astray. Often with good intentions but with harmful interpretations of what it means to be a Christian today. Holy Spirit help me to discern when someone is not speaking the truth no matter what religion.
By: Lissette Trahan
Exodus 12:29-30 “Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle. Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.”
The Hebrew people were suffering under the cruel rule of Pharaoh. Moses asked Pharaoh to let them return to their homelands in Canaan, but he refused. In response the ten plagues were inflicted on the Egyptians.
Lord, guard me from pride, keep my heart from wrong motives. I want my thoughts and focus to be on you. I tend to stray and ignore you. When that happens, draw me back to you, guide me, lead me in the path you have for me.
Thank you for today and for the days that are ahead. I trust you and know that my future is in your hands. Faith and trust in you gives me peace. I am full of gratitude.
There have been times in my life when I felt lost. Choices where I felt my life was at stake. You helped me, Lord, to make the right choice and I was blessed. When I am in your will, you are with me. Every turn I take gives me peace. I found that the times that I knew you were working in my life were the times that you led me to places I would never go.
Lord, help me to always keep my focus on you. Don’t let my mind be crowded with concerns that block me from hearing you. May I never ignore you or be too busy to listen to you. I want to always obey you and know that you are in control.
Lord, I want to make a difference. How can I know that the world is a better place because I was a part of it? My greatest sin is not the things that I do, but the things that I don’t do. You have poured blessings upon blessings on me, instead of passing them on to others I have selfishly kept them to myself. I want to learn to serve, to give, to help others. Help me to follow in your footsteps, to not waste my time doing things that have no meaning.
By: Lissette Trahan
Responsibility these days is hard to find. No one wants to take any. That’s why when asked what is your responsibility as a believer, many Christians have no idea what that is. In this blog post by AtoZMomm, we’ll answer that question for you. Contact me with questions!
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A BELIEVER
- Unwavering belief in Jesus as the Son of God and in his resurrection and death for our sins.
- “Standing firm, letting nothing move us” and “always giving ourselves full to the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
- If we have no eternal home or earthly ramifications then we will be “tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14).
- God has given us everything; we need to give to him everything in return.
WORK FOR THE LORD AND AS HE LEADS
Until the Lord returns, there are souls to reach and ministries of every sort to be performed. We are responsible for our money, time, energy, talents, gifts, bodies, minds, and spirits, and we should invest in nothing that does not in some way contribute to the work of the Lord. James tells us, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead” (James 2:26).
We are to work for the Lord always and faithfully. Our work is eternal benefits in heaven.
“Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:24).
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“All the good that is in a man is due to God.”
Exodus 3:2 “There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.”
God used a burning bush to get Moses’ attention. God chose Moses to lead Israel out of bondage. God saw how his people were being held slaves. He promised Moses he would be with him.
Father, grant me that peace that passes understanding, that peace you promise in your Word. I want to have that peace when everything seems hopeless. The peace that trusts you no matter what is going on in my life. When I have that peace, I have joy. A peace confirming that nothing can destroy the love and faith I have in you. Thank you for your promise that tells me you will never leave me or forsake me.
I delight in your Word. It is truth, it fills me with wisdom. It reveals your love for me. You shield me from harm, I feel protected. You hear me when I call in distress. Your mercy and compassion never fail me.
When I surrendered my life to you, I became your child. You have set me apart, I am yours, body, soul and mind. My sin nature is still a part of me. The thought that I still sin and offend you drives me to confession. I am forgiven, you restore my peace and joy. That is what the cross accomplished. Your blood covers me, I am pronounced not guilty.
Why am I anxious? Your Word says “Be anxious for nothing but in everything let your requests be known
to God”. As I pray, Lord, free me from my anxious thoughts. Let the knowledge that I am your child, that even if I am considered a failure in the eyes of the world—I am still your child. Nothing can ever take that from me. Having control over everything and focusing on myself increases my anxiety. Let my goal in life be living for you, Lord, and to focus on others rather than myself.
By: Lissette Trahan