What will you allow to cause you to QUIT serving God?

I was just listening to TBN. The pastor really raised the bar for Christian service. He said that when we work or service, it is NOT unto man BUT unto God, so how does one quit GOD? I have always felt this way, especially over a year ago when I was ready to leave my responsibilities. I was surrounded by attitudes that were just not sitting well with me. I read things typed by people that totally blew my mind!  I cried, and cried, and cried. I told God I was not willing to live with that. It was just not my style, and he would not make me. YES, I DID!! However, like Job, I had to say this; 

 

25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me. Job 19:25-27 KJV

I have real conversations with my Lord. I left for my role for a week. He, of course, convicted my heart and asked me that how I could quit HIM, he never has, and will NEVER, QUIT me. His way was under attack, and I was walking away from the fight. So, I came back because I do this work for HIM and for HIM alone. Not to be a specific person, have a specific position, or even be the leader. I tried walking away from that too. But to be HIS servant no matter what!! The sermon pierced me to my very soul… So, I ask you the same question that the pastor asked…what will it take for you to QUIT the work of God. Who will turn you away from the work of God for something better, or what will you turn away from God to? Paul reminded Christians of his day that persecution will come and troubles from within will rise; however, they will have to decide what – if anything will separate them from the love of God. “

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor prinipalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 KJB

I have read this scripture many times; I have not fully applied it to work at hand: To singing on the praise team, to volunteer work I do outside of EA, or to some degree, calling on our lives to reach out to others through a simple game. How many lives have you changed for the kingdom of God since Facebook became your social network venue? I had to internalize this sermon…because I can only speak for myself. I cannot speak for anyone else. I know that as for me – I will serve the Lord, even when it drives me nuts to do it, and the act of service is totally out of my comfort zone!! What about you?

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