When we serve Him, let us never have our eyes on the value of our actions, but on our value in Christ. We are human beings, not doings. We trust His doing because we trust His being. We surrender ourselves to God for Him to do as He wills.
Before we can serve Him, we must present ourselves as a living sacrifice unto God. All else comes from being in His hands …belonging to Him…with our whole heart. It’s not presenting this or that which we believe we have to offer; it’s being a vessel in the Master’s hands. Even if others’ actions appear to be more or less important than ours – they are not. Even when we think what we do is not enough – it is. Moment by moment we are available, and therefore valuable. Others opinion of us cannot affect us, or increase or decrease our value because we know who we are in Christ.
Some plant, some water, but only God gives the increase. It’s not about our works, but about His work in and through us. We leave all results in His hands. We can be still and know He is God. In that resting place we wait on Him, from glory to glory!
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.