At the Beck and Call of God
When we yield ourselves to another to serve them, we do it out of trust in their whims, unthinking love for their wellbeing, with no thought for being strategic and with unequivocal love for that person. That is putting a lot of trust in the frail humanity of another.
But what about when we serve at the pleasure of God. What if we move at the impulses of His love, we follow our instincts, and do what makes sense. In fact when God gives us fellow Christians and church attenders as our friends and acquaintances, we have an opportunity to be His hands and His feet. And the more people we get to know the more “opportunities” God can reveal to us.
So how do we get into this mode of obedience to God’s promptings? Start with the Word. Read and consume it daily. Spend quiet times with God, let Him impress on you the details you can do. Maybe a friend needs a ride. Perhaps someone needs the encouragement of a visit. It could be that you have some little skill that would bless others and so you need to find other believers to bless them.
In fact there is a great relief from not having to be strategic, God’s got the big picture in mind. There is joy in not worrying about the end results when we are yielded to the author of life. At the “beck and call of God”, no problem. -John