Today’s message from God Calling -A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are to do all things as if unto the Lord. We are warned against shirking extra work, or grumbling over our work, and the like. The question is asked of us, “would you not feel ill served by such a one?”
When I put this message to practice after first reading it, I deliberated over the things I thought I needed to improve. Often, I found they were the things I did at home, or in my personal relationships and dealings. I was as ashamed as I was astonished by the realizations. As I began to deliberately take thought of how I could best serve, how I could serve better, and how much better I could serve these people, I began to see the connection between service and love. I’m not talking about emotional love. I’m speaking of agape love; God’s love. God’s love is His essence; God’s essence is His love, for He is love. So it is a determination to act in and out of love, and however it is best expressed in any given circumstance.
I found more and more ways in which to make even tiny little differences. And I began to find little joys here and there in all that I was doing; not only for my loved ones, but for anyone. The more I found to do, the more I found to do. And the more joy I found within. Pretty soon, serving with joy and going the extra step became part of who I am. Jesus, in the message from God Calling, tells us that all the blessings of serving lie at the end of the present path. -meaning, I think, whatever service we’re engaged in at the time. Blessings of plenty, of rest, of joy, and of power. That’s because it is His power working through us to both will and empower us to do His will.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 10, 2018, 12:19 p.m.