It's not about us. "For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, 'Light shall shine out of darkness,' is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." (2 Corinthians 4.5-6)
The life mission of followers of Jesus Christ is to declare the totality of His mission and message. We declare and demonstrate the king and the kingdom. And, we are servants to one another as we do so. We are forever grateful that the God of the universe has chosen to shine His light into our lives to reveal Himself to us through Christ.
I'm thinking of those faithfully serving in and through local churches, and in distant lands on mission fields. Each is committed, not to serving themselves, but the Christ through whom Yahweh God is known. A deep appreciation drives such efforts.
Have the riches of His grace touched you deeply? Do you delight to live and serve out of great gratitude? May a profound sense of appreciation of His grace touch you deeply so that you live and serve greatly.
©Steve Taylor, 2016 --Used by permission
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