Many times in these blogs we refer to the value of intimacy with God and a close walk with the Lord. As I talk with some about the benefits of this kind of life-style, some think it is only reserved for a few with special spiritual status. I want to point you to an ordinary man who just allowed himself to be filled with the Holy Spirit and was full of faith. It was Stephen.
“But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God”” (Acts 7:55–56).
Stephen had just been chosen to handle a very ordinary task; serve widows in the daily distribution of food. You may look at your role in the Church, the Body of Christ, as very simple and of no special value. I plead with you to change your view of your service. If you approach any service, no matter how lowly it may seem to you, approach from intimacy with God and His glory will shine through your service.
Imagine what you will communicate, perhaps without words, as your time with the Lord and seeing His glory does to you and your service. For Stephen, all the opposition, all the pain that he was about to suffer became nothing in the light of the glory of God and Jesus standing at His right hand. That nearness to the Lord transforms what most consider ordinary into a glorious sight!
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