“For David, AFTER HE HAD SERVED HIS OWN GENERATION by the will of God, fell on sleep…” (Acts 13:36).
In the middle of his sermon, in which Paul recounts Israel’s history for the folks in Antioch of Pisida, Paul says of David, these words, “After he had served his own generation by the will of God.” Such a profound, powerful, and very practical thought in those 12 words. As we close out 2015 and prepare to enter a New Year should not this be our prayer?
- God give us men and women who don’t live in the past, men and women who don’t dwell needlessly on the future, but men and women who will SERVE THEIR OWN GENERATION after the will of God!
- God give us men and women who will recognize that they have come to the kingdom for such a time this!
- God give us men and women who will give themselves to be a blessing, while shining brightly, and not spend their time and energy cursing the darkness!
- God give us men and women who will love those they have been called to serve, expressing compassion rather than condemnation and criticism!
- God give us men and women who don’t seek to regain “what we once had” by political means, but seek a spiritual awakening, beginning first in their own lives!
- God give us men and women who aren’t concerned about leading, but with serving!
- God give us men and women committed to serving this generation selfless, not selfishly!
- God give us men and women, who like our Lord Jesus, are “filled with the Holy Ghost and with power,” and who will give themselves to “doing good” (Acts 10:38).
- God give us men and women who are committed to serving this generation for your glory and for the good of others!
God, we aren’t only praying that you will give us men and women who are willing to serve their generation after the will of God, but we pray that you will make us men and women who are willing and wanting to serve our generation after the will of God!
Just reflecting on the last day of 2015!