How Are You Serving God?

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Today I drove a new friend to the church led by my father in Christ Pastor Freddie so she could serve at the weekly soup kitchen. Exhausted from the flood of requests and opportunities I have had to serve lately, I actually took the opportunity to visit with my father in Christ, his wife, and my beloved friend who serves as office administrator. While I filled myself up with fellowship in my time of rest, my friend served in the kitchen doling out heaps of steaming hot food to feed the hungry bellies of people living on the streets and in shelters. I couldn’t help but share with my friend on the drive home how desperately I wish the world would see the opportunity we have to step out of our comfort zones and serve.

If I could send out a questionnaire to churchgoers, I would ask a single question. What do you do in between Sundays? I wonder how many people would say they pray. I wonder how many would say they study the Bible. I wonder how many would say they praise and worship the Lord. I wonder how many would say they serve the Lord with the gifts and blessings He has given them.

For those who do none of this in between Sundays, I would only have one more question. Why not? I wonder why they would not want to pray to the Lord God almighty. I wonder why they would not want to study His Word that is a road map for abundant living on earth. I wonder why they would not want to praise and worship the Lord. I wonder why they would not want to serve the Lord with the gifts and blessings He has given them.

But as Pastor Freddie taught me some time ago, I will only be accountable for one person when I stand before the Lord after my life is over. Myself. So rather than ask anyone else, I need to ask myself this. Am I praying? Am I studying the Bible? Am I praising and worshiping the Lord? Am I serving Him with the gifts and blessings He has given me?

Sometimes I fall short in one area, sometimes in another. But always I like to aspire to do all of these because I can think of nothing more precious and wonderful in life than to love and serve the Lord and His Creation with all of my heart.

And, when it comes to serving, I can think of no better way to thank the Lord for the life He has given me than to share what He has given me with a world that so desperately needs Him.

So I won’t bother to ask you my questions. I will only encourage you to ask yourself.

What are you doing in between Sundays?

12 “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?” Deuteronomy 10: 12-13 NKJV

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