I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death. (Philippians 3:10)
Many of God’s sons and daughters are so busy working for Him that they do not have time to spend a few quiet moments alone with Him. We are so busy working for God’s Kingdom that our activities cancel the necessity for solitude and quiet time. We are working for God without experiencing the presence and power of the living Christ.
Trying to serve Christ, without the inspiring strength of the Holy Spirit leads to frustration and eventually to spiritual suicide. When the ideal of what you are trying to do for Him fades away, when your spiritual reserves are not supplemented by prayer and meditation, when you try to maintain a Christian testimony without making Christ the most important element in your life; then your service will become powerless, without any effect or impact on the world.
If you want to serve the Master, you must put Him first in everything you do. He must be placed first on the agenda of your life. The service you offer Him must be the result of experiencing Him firsthand and not the result of hearsay. Only if you put Him first in everything, can you determine your goal in life according to His will. If you place Christ first in your life, it will make you a more effective and acceptable son or daughter. Lord, I place you first in my life. You are my inspiration and my motivating strength in the service that I offer to you. Trust Him today with your time. Slow down and smell the roses.
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:3 NKJV)
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. (I John 5:20 NKJV)