Today, I want to draw your attention to Make a COMMITMENT to serve, not just in the house of God, but wherever you find yourself as a child of God. Many believers have a vague idea about what is involved in “serving God”, “their church”, or “serving others”. I know many people who are in church today, who want to be church officers. They want to serve, but their kind of service is more of an advisory capacity. They do not want to do anything else apart from sitting in leadership meetings to advice others on what to do.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in it’s various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone SERVES, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever Amen”.( 1 Peter 4:10-12).
We have all been gifted by God to use in his service. Many people bury their gifts or talents and tend to envy those who use their gifts to serve.
“But the man who received one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money”(Matthew 25:18)
“Those who kill their dreams usually want to kill the dreams of others”. There’s no one in the house of God who doesn’t have a gift or talent. Many people have simply refused to recognise their talents, because of fear of persecution or simply refused to develop them. You must develop a “SERVANT’S ATTITUDE”. Paul modelled that attitude to serve;
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me”.( Philippians 3:12)
You need to understand that, as a believer, “commitment to serve is a commitment to a way of life”.
“A commitment to serve is a commitment to humility”.
“A commitment to serve is a commitment to gratitude”.
A commitment to serve is accompanied by the gospel”.
and “a commitment to serve is a commitment to place the needs of others over and above your own.
Many believers have forgotten their main calling to serve and make disciples. They offer “lip” service, and only want to congregate at places where there’s crowd.
“Nominalism” has taken over our churches and ministries. Nominalism is simply, when someone is called a Christian by name. They call themselves Christians, but never serve in the church. They sit at the back rows or front rows to observe or gossip, criticise and judge others but never offer any service.
To be cont…
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.