Day 21: The Gift…Service

Read: 2 Peter 3:8-18

We’ve spent 21 days together, contemplating 21 incredible gifts we can anticipate. Thank you for taking this journey with me. However, it must be noted that God gives us much more instruction regarding our lives today than He gives regarding our future home with Him. Why? I’d suggest because He loves us so much and He knows that our choices today will impact our future.

When our world is such a mess and at times the devastation overwhelming, why does our Lord tarry? Because He is not willing that any should perish but that all come to repentance and salvation.

Do we have much to look forward to? Yes. But while we wait we are instructed to be faithfully serving and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Peter says we are to be diligent. One more time, here is the definition:

Diligent; earnest, energetic, painstaking worker, consistent, self-disciplined.

Do these words describe your life? In what concrete ways are you choosing to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord? Is your service for the Lord diligent? God’s calling on our lives to serve is, in fact, a gift. My greatest joys in the here and now are when I serve. We have a spiritual gift, we have resources, and mostly we have the indwelling Holy Spirit in us. No more excuses. Let’s be found serving when our Lord finally calls us home.

Challenge: Consider your daily schedule. In what ways are you choosing to faithfully serve while you wait for our Lord’s return? Do not waste another day. Stay strong. Be encouraged. Make changes that reflect your heart of love for our Lord and others.

“The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you all.” Amen (Revelation 22:20)

Prayer:He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon’. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:21)  Can’t wait!