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"Being God's Servant"

December 12, 2003

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“May it be to me as You have said.” Luke 1:38

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION

Enlightened by the Holy Spirit, Mary understood her role as the mother of Jesus. In faithful response, she accepted her role as “the Lord’s servant.”

THE JOURNEY—DAY 13
While Bill was certain that Chuck needed Jesus, he wondered if he had destroyed his opportunity to be an effective witness. He was questioning his role in this particular situation.

After dinner that evening, Bill began to talk about the situation with Julie. He expressed his concerns; she didn’t really know what to say either. She suggested, “Call Pastor Greer. Maybe he can offer some advice.”

Bill called. He shared with Pastor Greer the ways God had been working in his life. He explained the situation about Chuck. Pastor Greer responded, “Until Chuck closes a door in your face, you may be the only servant of God who has the opportunity to share Jesus with him. Come by my office tomorrow. We can discuss this some more.”

Chuck gained new resolve in his role in this matter. He prayed, “Lord, use me as You want in making Your love in Jesus known to Chuck.”

Then, as was their custom, he loaded up the family in the car to drive around town to look at the Christmas lights on the decorated homes and stores. They stopped for hot chocolate on the way back home.

REALITY JOURNEY
Is witnessing a role you accept willingly? Witnessing about our faith is a response of service to God in Christ Jesus. He said, “You will be My witnesses.” (Acts 1:8).

PRAYER FOCUS
Pray the Lord will make you a willing servant in your witness to His Name. Pray Mary’s response, “May it be to me as You have said.”

Today's Bible Readings: Zechariah 13-14    Revelation 3-4

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