Half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail.

—Nehemiah 4:16

As a Christian, God expects you and I to be productive.

What a great example we have of this in the fourth chapter of Nehemiah. Once the plot to stop the work of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem was foiled, everybody went back to work with renewed energy.

Even those who weren’t actively rebuilding the walls kept armor and weapons ready in case the enemy attacked. Nobody sat around idly!

First Corinthians 15:58 tell us to “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord….”

And what exactly does “abounding in the work of the Lord” mean? For one, it means we’re actively looking for ways to serve God and serve others. It means we’re so busy thinking about what we can do next for the Kingdom that we have little time to think about ourselves, worry, and become discouraged!

Today I want to challenge you to go out of your way to serve someone. And don’t just do it to do it. Let that person know you’re helping them out because your service pleases the Lord you love! It will be a great testimony of a life that’s sold out for Christ.

LOOK FOR WAYS TO SERVE AND LOVE OTHERS TODAY…AND EVERY DAY.