Thursday, August 20, 2009

Accepting Your Assignment

The first days of school are soon followed by the first class assignments. In order to learn, students have to do more than just attend; they are expected to read, write papers, solve problems, complete projects, answer questions, and take tests.

As Christians and members of the body of Christ, God expects more of us than merely waking up each day or showing up at church. Each one of us was created to serve God. The Bible says, All of you are Christ’s body and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27, NLT) Each of us has a role to play and every role is important.

Today thousands of local churches are suffering because of Christians who are unwilling to serve. Paul wrote to the early church, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
(Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

Will you accept your assignment? Take some time today to pray and ask God to show you how He is calling you to serve Him.

Daily Prayer Focus
Aug. 22 - FUMC Church Staff
Aug. 23 - Fellowship Dinner
Aug. 24 - Gideon Bible Society
Aug. 25 – Staff-Parish Team
Aug. 26 - Shoebox Ministry
Aug. 27 - Congress
Aug. 28 - Missions to Africa
Aug. 29 – Pastor’s Families

Prayer Requests
  • More job losses
  • Recent college grads. looking for jobs
  • A family in crisis
  • Christians to respond to God's call to serve
  • Racial barriers to Christian ministry

By Marian Monk

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