Serving

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. - Colossians 3:23-24
 
At the heart of the Civil War was a large portion of free people who concluded that slavery shouldn’t be.  Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain was one of those men.  In the movie Gettysburg he says, “This is a different kind of army.  If you look back through history, you’ll see men fighting for pay, for women, for some other kind of loot.  They fight for land, power, because a king leads them, or just because they like killing.  But we are here for something new.  This has not happened much in the history of the world.  We are an army out to set other men free.”
 
Throughout history, God has been calling men and women to give of themselves so others can be free.  Are you willing to make sacrifices for others?  
 
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice — no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” - John Burroughs (1837-1921)

 

 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.