The Life of a Servant

By   •   March 5

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As messengers of God, we will often lead lonely lives. “All men forsook me,” said Paul. It is a price we have to pay; there is a loneliness in the Gospel. Yet you will not be alone, because you will be ministered to by the Spirit of God, as Elijah was ministered to at the brook Cherith. A true messenger lives a burdened life. If he is the Lord’s vessel, he carries in his heart a burden for souls none can share but those who know it firsthand.

Prayer for the day

Just as Your Spirit took care of Elijah, I know I am not alone in Your service, almighty God.

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61 Comments

  1. Helen says:

    I am grieving the loss of a dear sister. It is comforting to be near JESUS all the time, but especially now.

  2. Marlyn Guiuan says:

    I think we need that strong word “burdened life”, as followers of Christ we should have a strong concern for the lost. If Jesus carried the weight for the sin the world, why not we carry the weight of responsibility to share the goodnews! The present and eternity is at stake not only for the lost but for the church.

  3. Marlyn Guiuan says:

    I think we need that strong word “burdened life.” As followers of Christ we should have a strong concern for the lost. If Jesus carried the weight for the sin the world, why don’t we carry the weight of responsibility to share the good news! The present and eternity is at stake not only for the lost but for the church to stay on track.

  4. Michael says:

    The burden that he speaks of is the burden one carries for the souls who are perishing, not the weight of existence.

  5. Rosario Lewis says:

    We are never alone. When Jesus left this world . He said he is going to the Father and the Father will send the Holy Spirit. Our companion our guide and counsellor. So we who live for Christ are never alone. I see the hand of God through out my life. Even during the times I felt I am alone and all have left. Thank you loving Father for always being with me and mostly thanks for your Holy Spirit. Amen.

  6. Shirley A. Jones says:

    Have you tried to find a church in your neighborhood that had a bible study based on “What would Jesus do?” Well I have-eight of them. Several I left in tears because of jealousy and gossip. You see, God has blessed me with many talents and I wanted to use them all to help people. Jesus had to set me straight. You see, I was being Miss Fix-it and He told me that was His Job.
    The Lord said ,”seek the truth and it will set you free.” God said, “seek my kingdom first and I will grant you what you ask.”
    If you do not understand the meaning of these commands then go online and study with Chuck Swindoll, Erwin Lutzer, and Bil Gilbhardt.

  7. Charles says:

    I will be most grateful to receive updates. Your ministry is a great blessing to me!