TOPIC: Serving God Acceptably
SCRIPTURE: Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: Hebrews 12:28.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God expects us to serve Him acceptably.
Our anchor Scripture admonishes us to serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. As children of God, it is very important to know that we were created by God to serve Him.
However, God does not expect us to serve Him anyhow; He expects us to serve Him acceptably.
In serving God acceptably, the following counsels are important:
1. Refuse to be a decorative, non-contributing member of the church.
Ephesians 4:16 says,
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
This means, every member of the Body of Christ has something to contribute to the Work of God. So, refuse to be a decorative, non-contributing member of the church. Decide to be a functional, relevant member of the church, passionately serving both in the main church and the home church.
2. Even though there is profit in dedication to God, refuse to serve God for things; decide to serve Him for Who He is.
Even though there is profit in commitment to God, we must refuse to serve God just because of profit; we should serve Him for Who He is.
Job said in Job 13:15;
Even though you slay me, yet I will trust Him.
He seemed to have said “Serving God is not a matter of what He is doing for me”.
Beloved, make up your mind to serve God acceptably. Serve God like Job whose priority for serving God was not what he could get from God but a heart completely sold out to God.
Remember this: God expects us to serve Him acceptably.
Refuse to be a decorative and non-contributing child of God.
Refuse to make profits and rewards your motivation for serving God.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to serve You acceptably. I refuse to be an executive, non-contributing Christian, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DIMENSIONS OF DEDICATION (1B)
QUOTE: When you are in active service in God’s Kingdom, even death cannot stand you. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr. Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 1-3
REFLECTION: What is your role in God’s Kingdom? What difference are you making in God’s House? What vacuum are you filling?
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to serve God acceptably is released for you now in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 15 July 2021 Today Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors