The Peace We Get when We Serve The Lord (Noon)
1 Corinthians 9:18 What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.
Juno was a well-known celebrity in his country. He was now 28 years old and was living prosperously. He thought he already has everything, so he feels as if he didn’t need God anymore. He pursued success and pleasure in the world because he could find peace and joy there. One day, he went to his doctor due to constant headaches. He was so shocked when the doctor said that he had end-stage brain cancer and only had 3-6 months to live.
His life seemed to be ruined. But then he decided to rise. He did not want to spend the rest of his life lamenting his fate. He decided to turn back to God, to serve God and others for the remaining time. He was amazed that only by serving God and others, he could feel great peace and joy which he had never felt before. Knowing his life would end soon, he was not even worried. He felt that his life had become very meaningful so that even amid his physical weakness, he was very enthusiastic about serving until the end of his life.
Many people seem to be seen having everything, but their hearts were empty. Many fall into alcohol, and drugs to escape from reality. When we actively use all our talents, assets, time, energy, and all in our lives for God and expand the Kingdom of God, then God Himself will fill our hearts with great peace. The peace that surpasses all understanding will reign in our hearts when we serve Him.
ACTIVELY SERVING the Lord will bring the PEACE of God that surpasses all understanding into our hearts.
1. Have you involved in the ministry? If not, what’s hindering you?
2. Do you feel peace when you actively serving God?
3. Ponder and write down your commitment to serving the Lord.
“Lord, we want to commit to serving You and others. We know that is the calling You have for us. May the peace that surpasses all understanding may always fill our hearts. us. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”