Read: Mark 7: 31-37
There is something I want us to learn from the story we read today. In serving, Jesus used and accessed God’s power; and we should too! We can be all fired up and motivated to discover our mission and serve the people around us.
And when we think “S” – Serve, we think of doing good things: anything from shoveling a driveway to adopting a child. And those are great acts, big or small. But we should never forget that in our serving we have available to us the power of God. You might be thinking, “That was Jesus, of course he can do miracles; but not me.” Really? Did you know that in John 14:12, Jesus told his followers, “Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these…” So let me remind you before we go any further, that when you are serving people:
• If they are sick, pray and ask God to heal them.
• If they have an addiction, ask God to free them.
• If they are in a relationship that is hopeless, ask God to reconcile them.
You have access to a powerful God. Don’t be afraid to ask him for a miracle!
Text the Daily: When was the last time you intentionally served someone? Don’t forget the challenge from this past Sunday’s message. Bless at least one person through word, deed or gift.
Journal Question: How do you think God may be calling you to serve someone?
Prayer Starter: Jesus, help me to take the next step in serving that person this week.