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Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant, too.

Richard Gillard in “The Servant Song” (1977)

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Come back to us, Lord! Please, quick! Have some compassion for your servants! Fill us full every morning with your faithful love so we can rejoice and celebrate our whole life long.

Psalm 90:13-14

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Our week of devotions about being a faithful servant comes to an end today. As I’ve written this week, I’ve become worn out with some issues in my community that have captured my attention.

The Psalmist paints an important picture for all faithful servants. We cannot just serve. We cannot write, preach, serve meals to the needy, constantly help others, talk with folks about Jesus, and work ourselves into exhaustion. If we do, we burn out and are ineffective.

Instead, we are called not only to serve faithfully but also to be recharged by God’s faithful love, which we experience in prayer, in reading the word, in worship and fellowship.

Every night, I imagine you plug in your cell phone to charge the exhausted battery all night so it will be ready to go the next day. The same is true for being a faithful servant. After expending energy in service, let us be filled up each new day with God’s faithful love.

Andy Hart

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Pray

Gracious Lord, I pray for all of the faithful servants of God. May they be blessed each day as they use their gifts to faithfully serve you. Amen.

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Go

Go in peace and serve the Lord.

Andy Hart

Andrew Hart serves the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring in Chambersburg, PA. He writes weekly devotions for veterans, and his book, God Has Your Six, Devotions for Vets and Their Families will be published next year. He plays basketball and golf.

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