Double For Your Service

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Isaiah 61:6-7 NASB, “But you will be called the priests of the Lord; You will be spoken of as ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.  Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, everlasting joy will be theirs.”

You shall be called the priests of the Lord. You see, 1 Peter 2:9 says that “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” So He’s not just talking about the man or woman who stands before the congregation on Sunday morning; He’s talking about YOU!

So when He also speaks of ‘wealth and riches’ and ‘double portion’, He is also taking about YOU. You see, that’s what the grace of God does, it makes it available to you even though you don’t deserve it. It’s like being placed in the will of a billionaire simply because of his benevolence. Just one thing you need to remember; “You will be spoken of as ministers of our God.” Do you know what it means to minister? It means to be a servant, to give service, care, or aid; attend, as to wants or necessities. We are to do things for Him that He asks us to do.

What? You mean life isn’t suppose to be all about me? That’s right. The bible also says that as we do it to the least of those around us, we’ve done it to Him. When we serve our boss, we’re serving God-do your best. When we help someone less fortunate, we’re helping God. When we feed and clothe the poor, we’re feeding and clothing God. Those are the ones who are ministers to God. He keeps track of your service and promises to reward you double for your trouble.

Thank you Lord for the double portion of blessing. I’m not only blessed in my doing, I’m blessed by You FOR doing. I am rich because You became poor for me. I am healed because You took all my sickness upon Yourself. Please help me today to be aware of opportunities to love, give and forgive and as I do it, may I be the best lover, giver and forgiver. I want to be a daughter You can be proud to call Your own. I know that if I don’t do these things, I’m not serving You. Thank You for Your grace and mercy that is on me to remind me that I am not here for myself but for You and Your Kingdom. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

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