“ …Choose you this day whom you will serve…but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15
We all in some way serve someone or something one way or another. But here In Joshua 24:15, Joshua is talking to the people of God about the importance of serving God and making him the priority of their life.
The Bible reminds us that when we accept Jesus’ gift of salvation we become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). God’s work of grace transforms us and makes us aware of His purpose for our lives. The Apostle Paul points out that one of God’s purpose for our lives is to serve Him through our good works – “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
God didn’t save us to sit idle, but to serve. We were put on earth to make a contribution. We are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. You are important to God and what you do in His name and for His glory matters to God and His Kingdom.
This is what Acts 13:36 says, “For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep…” Don’t take your responsibility as a child of God lightly. May we as David fall asleep having served God’s purpose in our life time.
Has anyone ever mimicked you or imitated you… maybe your sibling, a friend, a colleague or even a child?!! Do you remember the first time it happened? The shock and surprise…embarrassment!
I surely do remember the first time a teen mimicked me when I was a teenager! I was so shocked! I could actually feel my ears and face flush red…I vehemently denied it but it only made the others laugh even louder and my poor friends later tried to convince me that, that’s how I did behave! For days, I kept thinking and observing my behavior very closely….and finally I had to admit that, yes, I did behave that way… somewhere I had picked up that behaviour pattern and it had become a habit!! Read more
We learn from the Book of Acts (chapter 8) that as a result of the powerful witnessing of God’s people and of the Spirit led walks and preaching of Philip there was a three fold blessing in that city:
- The demon-possessed were delivered
- Many people were healed
- Many souls were saved.
Every Missions Sunday annually, we pledge to ‘GIVE WITHOUT REGRETS by investing in His kingdom’. Why do we give? How can we give generously? Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 9 talks about giving that honors God and His kingdom. Well known author and speaker, Nicky Gumbel shares from this passage ten reasons to give generously: Read more