March 29 – Serve

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Colossians 3:23-24

When I was fourteen years old, I decided to volunteer in our church parking lot and help direct cars to available parking locations. This was not so much an area of deep spiritual burden for me, as it was an opportunity to skip church and hang out with my friends outside.

However, when I donned the blue ministry shirt that was entrusted to my care, there was a tangible change in my attitude toward this seemingly simple task. I learned quickly that a simple smile or kind greeting to the people whose vehicles I was directing could create an atmosphere of joy and hospitality that prepared them to enter God’s house.

It was an even more powerful experience to look around the parking lot and see my blue-shirted friends having the same realization. In that moment, we became much more than a group of kids trying to skip church. We became ministers.

Today’s Prayer Focus: Pray for the Easter Egg Hunt Setup process.