When Jesus came, He reported for duty.
- He served sinners.
- He healed the sick.
- He calmed the sea.
- He fed the hungry.
- He spoke the Word.
- He suffered on a tree.
- He endured God’s wrath.
- He died to set you free.
That was the life of Jesus. He reported for duty.
Should our lives be any different?
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
Therefore, each day, when you wake up:
Lay down your life.
Report for duty.
Ask God, “Today, this day, what is Your will for me?
How can I serve?
What are the works you have ordained for me?”
And if His will is hard.
And if your cross seems heavy,
He will help you.
He will give you the grace you need.
Joni Erickson Tada
Joni Erickson Tada says:
“Your hardship and heartache come from His wise and kind hand and for that, you can be grateful. In it and for it.”*
So with thanksgiving, report for duty. Joy will come.
“Weeping may last for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)
*(page 13, “Choosing Gratitude” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss)