July 29 – Be a Volunteer

“My heart is with Israel’s princes, with the willing volunteers among the people. Praise the Lord!”  Judges 5:9 (NIV)

Israel had just experienced a victory over the Canaanite King Jabin so Deborah, a prophetess, began to sing a song of joy. She was praising God for the “willing” volunteers involved in the pursuit.

God is always happy to have willing volunteers working in His kingdom. All the events that take place at Christian Retreat could not transpire without willing volunteers who work behind the scenes daily.

God is not pushy. He is always looking for someone who is willing. He says, “If you’re willing, I’m able.” When you willingly volunteer for the work of God, He actually adds to your ability. You will be surprised at what you can do and the energy you have in doing the work of God.

“Every man according as he purposeth [willingly] in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:7)

PRAY: “Dear Lord, my hand is raised to volunteer for service for You today. Use me for Your glory wherever and however You desire. I pray in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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