"HIS"; "SIH"; and then there is "IHS" - which takes us back to where we started! However, in this order, I think of being "In His Service". I suppose that it is a kind of logical progression - if I am HIS, and I am Safe In Him, then the very attitude of gratitude on which I posted a couple of weeks (and posts!) ago will surely wish to be expressed in serving Him. How do I do that? Well, we all have different areas of service that depend on our natural talents, and spiritual giftings. To give a very simple example, my wife would be hard pressed to preach a series of sermons; while I would be equally hard pressed to lead worship with a guitar in the way that she does. Yet each of us is serving Him, our Saviour and our Lord.
Of course, each of us who owns His Name is serving Him in one particular way that is common to us all. That is the area of witnessing. If I am known as a disciple of Jesus, then I am a witness - whether I wish to be or not. The only question is: "Am I a good witness, or a bad one?" When others look at me, do they see any difference between me and the rest of the people whom they know - and who make no Christian profession? Do I ensure that I spend time with fellow-believers, discussing spiritual matters with them? Whatever I am doing, reading, watching, am I comfortable in the knowledge that He is there with me - or would I be embarrassed and ashamed if He were to appear, physically, at my side?
Being a disciple of Jesus (as opposed to being a "church member", or even a "church office-bearer") is demanding. He never promised anything else! What He did promise is that if we deny Him, He will deny us! That denial can take many forms. It is as likely to be by my actions, as by my words!
Are you a disciple of Jesus? Then you are HIS; you are Safe In Him; I trust that you are truly In His Service.