Once upon a long time ago, a pastor encouraged the members of his congregation to invite each other to their homes for lunch. Being a single mom of 4 small children, I believed that I knew my family had never and would never have that come true....I had given up on anyone thinking we we good enough!
I approached the pastor and reminded him that no one ever invited my family! He looked straight into my face and asked, have you ever invited someone to your home? For a moment his comment upset me, but what he tried to do was place value into the lives of the children's an my life! That straight forward validation changed our lives totally! We became "servants" of the Most High!
The need to please the Lord for his care and love toward us became our source of positive living. There are still moments or human doubt, but God always gets our hearts back to basics.
Dear LORD God I need to serve you. My heart's desire is to please you, and that your blessing may fill the needs of others through me. Lord help me to realize my own timetable, self interests and mandates are only serving to delay the assignment you want to bless me with. If it is time to serve please open the heavenly gate and coordinate the hearts and minds or those who are responsible for opening the earthly gate. Then Lord, keep me attentive to your voice and amaze and bless that any lost may find You. In Jesus Name.. Amen