When Was The Last Time You Asked Jesus, “What Can I Do For You?”

Originally Posted Friday, February 24, 2012

Do you remember the famous slogan for UPS years ago, “What Can Brown Do For You?” The saying makes this postal service look like they are ready do anything to serve their customers.

I have been attending a Missions Conference here in Montgomery, AL and have been challenged by the speaker who happens to be a church planter and pastor from different countries. Listen to one of the many things he said that has been challenging me for the past couple of days…

“In my 41 years of following Jesus, I’m curious about the percentage of what I ask Him to do for me in prayer. I wonder how often I ever asked Him, “What do you want from me? or What can I do for You?”

Wow…what a striking question to ask the Lord Jesus!

I will be honest and say this can be a scary question for me to ask sometimes. It’s scary because I don’t know if the Lord will tell me to do something I wouldn’t want to do. But shouldn’t I want to do whatever He wants? Of course! And in my heart of hearts…I do!

As I was driving around in the Washington Park Neighborhood this week, following up on some of the members of our church and those who have visited, this verse popped up in my heart and mind all of a sudden:

John 6:38 – For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

I am becoming more and more convinced that my life is not my own.

My life belongs to the One who died and rose for my sins.

And asking Jesus “What do you want me to do for You?”…should and will be a question I must ask every single morning.

Because He’s worthy to be followed!


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