As with all of these types of services, Christian service is also so important, and all of these can become draining at times. Pastors, Sunday School teachers, Christian school teachers, music leaders and singers/musicians, Bible study leaders, nursery workers, treasurers, church secretaries, ushers, sanitation engineers - you name it! All these positions can be time consuming and wearisome. Most people serve in their local churches as volunteers in their spare time, above and beyond their normal jobs. We are having a Christian Service Appreciation Day coming up at our church, and I'm so excited about it! It gives us an opportunity to thank them, and reflect upon all that they do to help others, and to further the cause of Christ.
There are days when even the what-seem-to-be-hardiest workers get weak and tired, and feel like quitting. I've been there, maybe not to the point of wanting to quit, but just feeling so unworthy and discouraged. Well, we are unworthy! It's Christ who is worthy of our praise. But fortunately for us, He has chosen to use the base things of this world to bring glory to God the Father. That means we qualify! What a privilege it is to serve others for Christ. I wrote this song, and it's based on Philippians 1:6: "Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." It will be my opening song for my 3rd album: Walking with Joy: Singing Philippians. I hope you enjoy this, and are encouraged by the words and truth from Scripture.
You obey because you love Him,