12/3/2020 0 Comments
Okay. So now you're saved. Hopefully you've found a church home (covering). You're beginning to look more and more like Jesus (behavior). Now, it's time to serve.
In everything, Jesus is our example! Jesus was the ultimate servant. He tells Peter to follow his example of service, as He washes his
feet (John 13:5-14).
We are to serve humble. Only what we do for God will last. Our gifts are given by God, and we are to give them back to God (Colossians 3:23-24).
One thing God seriously dislikes is arrogance.
Also, we want to serve from a good "place." We should have the right motives. We shouldn't be made to serve. We should only serve if we genuinely enjoy what we're doing. God sees our hearts (Jeremiah 17:10). We may fool some of the people, some of the time, but we can't fool God ant of the time!
The main thing we want to be careful of, is that we're not doing what we're doing to be seen (Matthew 6:1-4). After all, we are here to please God not man. When we study the Bible, we read several instantly where Jesus served the people. Yet, in many of those instances, He asked them NOT to tell anyone else (Matthew 8:2-4). So, we see that Jesus was not arrogant. He wanted to be low key. Jesus was a humble servant. Again, Jesus is our example.
God wants serving to be enjoyable for us. Whether you're serving inside your local church or doing outreach, find your "lane" If you don't enjoy praise dancing, why do it? God can use your talent somewhere else. Maybe you would make a good usher. Instead of feeding the homeless, maybe you would better enjoy passing out tracks. God doesn't want us grumbling and complaining. If we're doing something we don't want to be doing in the first place, chances are we will eventually complain (Philippians 2:14).
So, get on our there and serve. Happy serving!
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Prophetess Chasity Daniel