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Daily Devotional

Join Randy Friesen as he daily follows the Life Journal Bible reading schedule and practices Listening to the Word. Every day, engage a new highlighted passage, a short meditation, and a prayer. Subscribe here

Belonging before Serving

Job 18; Psalms 114; Acts 27-28

“Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood by me and said…‘I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.’”

Acts 27:23-25

Is it possible to serve someone without being clear that you belong to them?

What happens when we serve God that way?

When our identity is found in our service and not in our belonging, we find our work is serving our own needs and not the needs of others. Our relationships become influenced by self-control and self-centered attitudes; however, when we live and serve out of a deep reality of belonging to God as his son or daughter, we believe our service is through our loving response to the One who has first loved us. Everything must pass through the loving hands of God before it influences our life. We have faith in God’s goodness and providence because we belong to him.

“Lord God, thank you for saving and calling me to belong and then to serve you. There is no greater joy or privilege, for your glory.”