There are those people you meet in life that not only come into your heart, but they leave their footprints.
Barrett McCormick and I were officers for the Northwest Texas Conference Council of Youth Ministries together my senior year of high school. I have never met another young man who was so full of God’s love. He is now in college also and sends out really good text messages occasionally. The following is a recent one that provoked a lot of thought:
“So my question for the week is – Who do you serve?
Now most of us are going to blurt out instantly – God! But now I want to ask you this question – How many hours a week do you pick up your bible and read or just spend time in prayer?
Now how many hours a week do you spend doing hobbies like sports, hanging out with friends, or watching TV?
So now that we have studied our weekly schedule, I ask you – “Who do you serve?”
Imagine if we spent our time wisely. Picture how much we could do through God if we served him ALL the time!
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. ~ Matthew 6:24.
So I ask you – Do you serve God, or your worldly desires?”
I used this same verse from Matthew two weeks ago in my column about not being a luke-warm Christian and Barrett’s questions take it a step further.
I encourage you to sit down, grab a sheet of paper and jot down what you have spent your time on over the previous week. Pay close attention to your down time or the time you’re not at work or school. What are you doing? Maybe instead of watching TV, you pick up a devotional book. Physical activity is great, but eternal activity is very important!
So my questions – Who do you serve?
Shine God’s light everywhere you go and to everyone you meet.
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Happy Trails & God Bless!