"But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.
"For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves." (Luke 22:25-27 NIV)Walking into the public bathroom; God said, "Go to the stall on the left!"
I was immediately appalled because of the bloodied material someone had left!
I turned to exit and go to the stall on the right.
But God whispered, "Go back in there with a paper towel in your sight.
I couldn't believe it! I grabbed the paper towel, and entered in...it was tight!
He said, "Now, remove the soiled toilet seat lying on the floor."
I twisted my face, picked it up, and flushed it down the toilet bowl!
"I can't believe you had me do this!" I said to God in a fuss.
Then washed my hands in the sink. I thought I would bust.
I hadn't touched anything skin to skin; it was just the thought of having to remove it that made me cringe!
I re-entered the stall, and God spoke to me again. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." You even helped the Cleaning Lady, who is paid to do this for you.
The Holy Spirit continued by saying, "You know the reaction you just had when you walked in; well, that sight is now SPARED for all others who enter in!"
Amazingly, a glad smile came upon my face!
I had served others in that place!
Preaching a sermon by what I did! Not from any action had I hid.
"For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." (2 Corinthians 4:5)
Dear Pastor Glovioell,
Why do I always have to be the one? Every time there is something laborious to be done at church, I have to end up doing it. I wash the dishes after funerals. Next thing you know, I am doing laundry for the sick & shut-in.
The crazy thing about it is the people are so appreciative. I know it's weird. I feel great afterwards. I guess it is something about giving of yourself. I kinda do things nobody else feels they are ‘low' enough to do.
Oh, I have an education. I can run programs at church, and I do. Still in all, God has me to do stuff that I would not ordinarily do.
I asked God to Use Me
Dear I asked God to Use Me,
What you do is ‘precious' in his sight!
Deep down inside you know that it's right.
Someone said, "God doesn't look at ABILITY; he looks for AVAILABILITY!