“You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers” (1 Thessalonians 2:10)
“Devoutly, uprightly, and blamelessly we are to do the work the Lord gives us to do. It is not just a matter of sitting in a pew at worship, going to a few fellowship events, and maybe serving on a committee or two. It is about having lives that are dedicated to the Lord as He dedicated His life to us. Come into His presence and dwell with Him forever. Do what He gives You to do.
Lord, this sounds so simple, but I often have things that get in the way. Guide me, O Lord, that these things that get in the way would be removed so that I live the true Gospel. Help me now and always, Lord, for You have given me the words of eternal life and apart from You I can do nothing. In the truth You have spoken from the beginning, teach me to serve others as You have served me.
Lord Jesus, servant and Master of all, guide me by Your example to put into practice this day the ministry You have given me. Lead me so that I may take Your Good News to others in order that they may receive what You have given me. Guide me, Lord, and give me a willing heart to follow where You lead. Teach me the truth and I will live in the freedom You alone give. Amen.