BY: Marissa Valenzuela
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIBLE TEXT: “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.” (Ephesians 6:7)
PERSONAL REFLECTION: For 17 of my 19 years I have lived in Mount Juliet, and for as long as I can remember the same man has worked at the Mount Juliet post office. Every time I go in the post office he is always happy. Always. I recently went in to buy a book of stamps and guess what? He was there! As I was pulling into a parking spot at the post office, however, another man was reversing. He almost hit me! I honked so that he would see me, and it just left me so frustrated. Once I went inside the post office and saw the man who always works there, I became happy again. This man was just so cheerful! In fact, he was so cheerful, that I walked out of the post office with a big smile on my face.
Now, I am not sure if that man belongs to the Lord. But I do know this: he makes other people happy just by being happy. He serves people with a smile on his face and it completely changed the outlook of my day.
PERSONAL APPLICATION: Because we allow ourselves to get so frustrated, we sometimes forget just Who it is that we are serving.
PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I thank You that You constantly give me reminders of Your Presence. I pray that as I go through each day, I would be in constant service to You. I ask that You help me remember that because You came to earth to serve, so should I do the same. Thank You for Your grace and patience. I love You, my King. Amen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marissa Valenzuela is in constant pursuit of a God who will never fail and who has a bigger plan than anything she could ever imagine.