Joy of God’s Involvement in My Life by Mark Malcolm

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Psalm 30:4-5 (NASB) 4 Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name. 5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Last week you were asked where in life do you serve. The meaning implied that you are already doing that thing or action. This week I’m going to ask you a different question. Where do you think God wants you to serve?

Those two places may not be the same. They might be the same, yes, they could be. They also could be very different. Only you and God know the honest answer to this question, and really only you and God need to have this conversation as well.

Where does God want me to serve?

Not need, but want. God doesn’t need us to do anything. God is God and He can do anything He wants to do. God would rather have willing helpers than forced slaves. Slavery is not His plan for His children. Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love are His plan for his children, I believe. So, where does He want you to go to spread those things?

This idea might make you uncomfortable, that you are being asked to go somewhere and do something you feel neither happy nor equipped to do. That’s okay. There is nothing wrong with seeking the counsel of a good Christian friend or trusted Christian advisor to ask advice. In fact, it is very wise to seek that counsel; first from God through prayer, and then from that person you trust.

The point of this trip could be just to see if you will be obedient to the call or not. It could also be something more permanent. You won’t know either outcome until you are obedient to the request though. It could be that God knows you will need this tool in your bag for something much more grand that you haven’t even thought of yet. The easiest way I know to simplify this step is to not look too far down the road of purpose bur rather focus on the step directly in front of you here and now. Take this one, and the next one will become clear before you have to put your foot down if you walk His path, I guarantee it.

Bio from my web site :

Smiling Mark IIMark Malcolm is a child of God, husband, father, project manager, technical writer, gamer, fiction writer, Marine (’87-’91), has practiced Shao Lin Kung Fu and Tai Chi, been published in magazines and newspapers (editorial anyway), and seen the Southern Cross.

The goals he has currently are to more accurately identify the path God has for him to walk, continue to provide for his family, establish a solid web presence, build a career writing novels through both traditional and independent publishing, and learn to better relate to the people around him.

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