Volunteers in the Day of His Power

February 15, 2024 Devotional by Rose-Marie Slosek

Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power. (Psalm 110:3)

We must increasingly volunteer— not just at the soup kitchen, but to the purposes of God in our day. There is no time to be about our own business. It is time to be like Jesus, who even as a very young Man, assumed that those who knew Him best would know that He would be about His Father’s business. 

We really do not have a claim on our own time especially as that Day quickly approaches.  There is much to be done, and the fields are white for harvest (John 4:35). Our hearts should be even more willing to start early and to end late so that nothing and no one is lost. We should not be as those in the parable who are arguing over who gets paid what, or who has worked harder and thus deserves more. Let us be willing volunteers in the army of the Lord. 

How can we best do this?  God has need of many kinds of volunteers. We can ask God where He needs us most and not complain where He chooses to place us. We can start where we are, by keeping our eyes and hearts open to those in need who we encounter throughout the day. We can be generous with our time, resources, and our presence in other people’s lives. We can be a triage and prayer unit on the Jericho Road of our day—finding and aiding those whom others have attacked and left for dead.

We can stand in His Presence day and night interceding for the needs that God reveals to us. A lot of time in our life is “down” time or “in between” time when we are waiting in traffic, checkout lines, or for appointments.  We can redeem that time by remembering to volunteer during those moments. It is very hard for us modern, distracted folks to be present in our own time in our own lives.  We are always thinking forward or backward, and we miss the call and blessing of the present moment. Many of these moments could and should be offered to God. 

The day of His ultimate power is quickly approaching, yet each day is a day when His power wants to manifest in our lives and in the lives of the needy and lost. Therefore, let us surely be about our Father’s business always at the ready to bless, comfort, console, and even warn. Night approaches when we will not be able to work.  Maranatha.

Rose-Marie Slosek came to know the Lord in the early nineteen seventies and has a passion for organic church and the maturing of the Body of Christ. She loves to connect people and build healthy community in small groups. She travels widely and assists several mission teams. Rose-Marie also serves Women of the Word on their Board of Directors. She can be reached at email 
rmslosek@comcast.net

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Betsy Roy

Director and President of Women of the Word. Professional Background - Registered Nurse Married to Jim for over 30 years. 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren.