Eager Volunteers

“Then I heard the Lord asking, ‘Whom shall I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?’ I said,’Here I am. Send me.’ ” (Isaiah 6:8)

The eager spirit of the prophet Isaiah is both wonderful and contagious. As well as a striking example of the attitude that we ought to have to do the work of the Lord.

“Therefore, beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, for you know that in the Lord your labor is never in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

The work of the Lord isn’t limited to preaching sermons or teaching Bible classes. It embodies everything believers do. “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.” (Colossians 3:17)

Clocking in early is the work of the Lord. Crunching numbers or filing folders is the work of the Lord. Wiping tables, doing the dishes, taking out the trash, raising your children, mowing the lawn, and walking the dog are all works of the Lord. And your work for the Lord is never in vain.

Furthermore, there are always openings for those who seek to do the work of the Lord. “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” (Luke 10:2)

As you go about your normal daily routines, consider that everything you do is an opportunity to praise the Lord through your work. Consider Isaiah’s eagerness to volunteer to do the work of the Lord, not knowing what that would entail or if it would pay off.

Understand that the Lord sees all, and that He will reward even the most obscure work, if done eagerly.

Amen!