Putting God's Word into Practice…

Luke 6:1-19 ~ Be Faithful

Today, is one of those days that I feel melancholy.  They don’t happen very often, but generally stem from a deep-seated fear that I’m not changing fast enough and that the sum total of my days are not going to amount to much.  That’s where I found myself when I opened up my Bible this morning.  Specifically the list of the 12 closest followers of Jesus.

Jesus spent all night praying (wouldn’t that be awesome!) before He called from the many disciples 12 who would be His closest companions and with whom He would entrust the progression of the gospel after His return to Heaven.  Did you know that out of those 12 only three wrote books and most are mentioned less than a handful of times.  Does that mean they were insignificant to the work and advancement of the good news?  By no means!  Few disciples minister to great multitudes, few write books, few will ever hear their name mentioned on TV or radio or in blogs/magazine articles. But many are faithfully serving, following and contending for the gospel.  In a world where we are seeing more and more “celebrity pastors,” God is looking for more and more faithful, humble servants who’s lives and decisions will be led by prayer, and who will care more about His Great Name than their own glory.

God, by Your grace, may I press on to be a faithful servant…less of me and more of You!