Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Preparing to Serve

Before you begin any job, you have to learn about it. Then once the job is begun, you will need to always be studying to improve. (II TM 2:15) It is the same with serving the Lord.

The difference in serving the Lord and serving a corporate boss is that God is interested in your well-being.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” II Peter 3:9

Jesus also told you that not one sparrow falls without God knowing about it, and then encourages you to cheer up, you are worth far more in God's eyes than the sparrows.

Jesus loves you. You can be encouraged by that in the Old Testament as well as the New. Jesus loves you. Therefore, study and learn of him. Learn about his character, because the Bible commands you to be like him. It is not an option just for those who want to reach a higher level of Christianity; it is a command for all Christians to obey.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.” I Peter 1:15

We use the word conversation today to mean to talk to each other, but the way that it is used in this verse, means more than your speech, it means in every detail of your life you are to be holy.
Your first responsibility is to God. This takes full surrender to the Lord: In every area of your life being willing to say, “You are my Master, teach me how to do this your way.”

It will not be easy. Those who would have you believe that once you are saved you can just sit back and let God clear all the problems away are not being truthful.

God is not a doting grandfather who grants all your wishes. He is God. And he is worthy to be worshipped and obeyed as Lord of all. He is also a merciful God, who understands your weaknesses. He will be there to give you strength if you search for him and ask his help to do his will.

As you go about your everyday job, whether it is working for a company, or in the home training your children, taking care of the home as you teach them to take care of the home, remember that you are to do it as if you were serving the Lord. Or as if you were working for the Lord himself, as it it were His children, his home, and His dinner you were cooking.

That should put your life in a whole new perspective.

God Bless,

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