Read Psalm 149: 1-5
Whatever your task, put yourselves into it,
as done for the Lord and not for your masters,
since you know that from the Lord you will
receive the inheritance as your reward;
you serve the Lord Christ.
My elder brother, Ajagaboka, takes great delight in his
service to God. Most weekends, he wakes up early and joins
the women in our local church in keeping the chapel clean.
He is also zealous in his participation in the drama unit,
As Ajagaboka has served,
God has opened a new door
for him. He was awarded
a scholarship to study for a
master’s degree in agriculture at the University of Kent. After
completing his 14-month-long studies, Ajagaboka returned to
Nigeria and continued with his unflinching devotion to and
ministry for God.
One Sunday morning, the women in our church, who were
inspired by Ajagaboka’s committed service to the church and
to God, decided to honor him, conferring on him a “disciple
of the year” award. My family was amazed at this great honor.
Through my brother’s example, the words of the scripture
quoted above came alive for all of us in a new way. His
continued dedication has inspired a younger generation to
devote their time in service to God and to their brothers and
sisters wherever they find them.
Prayer: Gracious God, help us to work humbly in your service
so that all may know you are God. Amen.
Ibifubara Okoseimiema (Rivers State, Nigeria)
Prayer Focus: CHRISTIAN DRAMA TEAMS
— Colossians 3: 23-24 (NRSV)
Thought for the Day
God rewards the faithful