Called to Serve

They took not lightly

image by Josh & Anna Dunagan

image by Josh & Anna Dunagan

what their people said.

They gathered to hear,

that widows weren’t fed.

Together they prayed,

and seven they chose.

To hand out the food,

fulfill godly roles.

The twelve laid on hands,

and then they did pray.

Blessing the seven,

and sent on their way.

The twelve knew their role

was to keep on teaching;

and they needed help,

to impact, keep reaching.

(Responding to Acts 6:1-6)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have a role for each of us to play in the expansion of Your kingdom and in the body of Your church.  Thank You that we don’t have to all be pastors or teachers or church leaders to make a difference for Your kingdom; we simply must come with a heart willing to serve.  Forgive us for neglecting or comparing our gifts to others, and help us each to see our value is in You alone.  May we each be willing and available to be used mightily to further Your kingdom and meet the needs of the poor, the widows and the orphans.  Let our light shine bright before all, so that many may come to know You as Lord.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. Powerfully spoken. We are all called to serve. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I appreciate this word so much, Shannon. It’s easy to be deceived into thinking my part is so insignificant–the enemy knows that’s just a step away from “giving up”, and then my little part becomes nothing–avails nothing for Him. Whatever He has called me to do–in that I will remain faithful; it’s not for me to judge how “big” or important my role is. Since God thought enough of us to die for each and everyone, I’m thinking He sees no small characters, or roles. God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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