I exhort you therefore, brothers, through the compassions of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well-pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.
We often talk about enjoyment. However, the reasonable service is not necessarily something we enjoy. To serve in parking during a conference is not enjoyable. Driving ten hours to attend a conference meeting only to sit beside a crying baby is not enjoyable. We may not be happy, but the Lord is happy, because we are a living sacrifice; we are being burned. Whether we are ushering or attending a meeting, we are serving. Service goes beyond what we do. Service relates to how we are one with the Lord in what the Lord is doing.
Adapted from Oneness and the One Accord, pages 36-37.
Tomorrow: “Serving in Harmony”