Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Just a Doorkeeper

10 Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
 12O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you. Psalm 84:10-12

If I only had one day to live I'd want to live with God. I don't care what He asks me to do as long as I can be near Him.  So many times we focus on things which are temporary instead of on the One who has blessed us with everything we have. We can get consumed with possessions and position and put the Prince of Peace in the background seldom even giving Him a second thought. 

When we are in His house are we content to serve in any capacity or do we have to have the positions of most prominence? Are we content to be a doorkeeper? Are we content doing a job few will ever recognize except God? When we put our pride aside and in its place put a servant's heart, God will bless that action. He will withhold no good thing from those whose walk is blameless. 

No matter where God has placed you, honor Him with your willingness to serve Him. We hold a Bible study every Tuesday at our local nursing home and I often encourage the residents to minister to their caregivers. God has placed them there to be a light for Him; to be a witness. Its easy to lose our perspective when we are on the receiving end of care. We can feel like we have lost control of our lives but when we look at our situation as being an opportunity to be a doorkeeper in the Father's house, then we realize that each care giver who comes into our life is a captive audience who we can minister to for the Lord. 

No matter where you find yourself, no matter the situation, learn to be content and honor God with every fiber of your being. He may ask you to fill the position of doorkeeper, one who serves others, do it gladly and He will honor you. 

Be encouraged this day. It truly is better to have one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere. Christ showed us by example how to be a servant leader; He even washed the feet of His disciples. If the King of all glory could humble Himself in such a way, how can we complain when our efforts go unnoticed or unappreciated? When we are working for Him and His approval, then we don't need the notice or approval of others. 

Sometimes we don't see the situation we find ourselves in as an opportunity because our eyes are focused on ourselves. Change your perspective today and use the opportunity God has given you to shine for Him. 

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