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The second spiritual discipline we will look at is the act of service. We love good service, but we struggle with being a servant. Jesus says that in His kingdom, it will be different. We'll spend a few weeks looking at Scriptural examples of this, then finish up with a ServeFest to discover how we can serve locally at LCC.
Devo by Hannah Myers
The month of July is our family’s busiest season – Fair season. It’s a joy, but it’s hard. It is long days and short nights. It is lots of work and not much rest. It is hot weather and short tempers. It is doing our best, when we have nothing left to give. I’ve found myself high on anxiety and low on patience.
We’ve had to remind our kids that our words matter – what words you say, and how you say them. A word spoken in frustration leads to tempers flaring and arguments ensuing. A word spoken in encouragement and love leads to helping, growing, and learning.
That made me think this morning – whose words am I hearing in my heart? Am I hearing my own words of frustration, emotion, and exhaustion? Or am I hearing God’s Word of love and encouragement? After a short, restless night, the last thing I have time for is to sit and read my Bible over my coffee. But it’s the first thing my heart needs. The early morning sunshine, the sounds of the waterfall, cicadas, and buzzing bees, and the lines of God’s Word nourish my heart like nothing else can do. I echo David’s prayer in Psalm 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”