It is a great thing to serve the Lord, walking in the light of God. Serving the living God, yes! am serving the Living God Amen! Gracious God, we are grateful to You for Your guidance, protections, provisions, diverse healings and deliverances in the lives of Your children (Exo 34:6). Thank You Lord.

Beloved, who is more honorable in your understanding, that man that is serving mortal men or the one that is serving God? We are not taking it from the angle of services as in working in establishments or private organizations but in terms of obedience and worship.

Don’t forget that we are the works of His hands and with His outstretched arm He delivers us from all evil. We are His people; the sheep of His pastures. Therefore, He is the good Shepherd and as a result you will have life more abundantly (Jn 10:10). Beloved, His plans for you is for good and not evil; to give you an expected end.

Happy is the man whose God is their God, he shall not be afraid when the drought comes , what so ever he does, he prospers. Praise the Lord.

We will be considering the topic before us from the angle of serving God as commanding by our Lord Jesus before He was taken up to heaven, “the great commission”. However, one cannot total separate the aspect of service from giving. You cannot serve God without your substance.

Though this has been considered in the last two Fridays, however it coming up again because in your going for the Lord, you are expected to meet some of the needs of those you are bring to the Lord.

Some of them might lose their either in homes or job as result of their new faith, you cannot leave them at these point else the enemy takes them captives again.

Remember I wrote in the previous series that it takes a “broken” Christian to serve God. If you are the tight fisted type you cannot easily bring people to Lord. Why? Someone wants to know, the answer is that you may be unwilling to part with your substances if need be.

Are you a pastor, layman, evangelist, missionary, choir member or in any capacity you are presently serving the Lord, I want you to know that whatever God has given you, you must be humble enough to serve God with it. The text before us said it very explicitly that having done all these, we should only say “we are good-for-nothing slaves; we’ve only done our duty.

I do hear some people when something evil happens to them or around them (Job lost, death, accident, illness, misfortune), their prayer time becomes a question time. The list of their questions will be endless and who is their student, God. They ask God  questions as per their tithing, their offerings, and so many other kinds of giving they were committed in giving to avert such occurrence, why should God allow such to happen to them.

Know yea today, it is possible you have been giving out of compulsion; not with a willing heart. It is also possible that you are priding yourself in your giving therefore you are not blessed. So many also offer or render help grudging, who do you expect to bless you or receive your offering, when God has told you to give without murmuring. Praise God.

Are you willing to serve the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength? Then come along with as we consider the following message:

“In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are good-for-nothing slaves; we’ve only done our duty.’ ”—Luke 17:10

The servant carries out the master’s will. The servant doesn’t tell the master what to do. The servant does not choose which tasks to perform for the master, nor does the servant suggest days or times when it would be convenient to serve the master. The servant’s function is to follow instructions. The master, on the other hand, gives directions. The master does not tell the servant to develop a vision that will guide the master. The master is the one with the vision; the servant’s task is to help fulfill the master’s purposes.

We are the servants; God is the Master. We tend to try to reverse this! God’s revelation of Himself, His purposes, and His ways depends directly upon our obedience. He may not reveal today His intentions for the next five years, but He will tell us what our next step should be. As we respond to God’s revelation, He will accomplish what He desires, and He will be the One who receives the glory.

Our fulfillment comes from serving our master.

The world will encourage you to strive for positions of authority and power. God wants you to take the role of a servant. As God’s servant you should have no other agenda than to be obedient to whatever He tells you. God does not need you to dream great dreams for your life, your family, your business, or your church. He simply asks for obedience. He has plans that would dwarf yours in comparison (Eph. 3:20).

Beloved, will you willing serve the Lord, following Him percept to percept according to His Word or you want God to be following your own ideas and terms? Come as we consider how Jesus your Role Model followed His Father and learn from Him:

Then Jesus replied, “I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in the same way.

For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He is doing, and He will show Him greater works than these so that you will be amazed.”—John 5:19–20

Jesus, realizing that His role was that of a servant, never sought to initiate activity for the Father (Matt. 20:28). The servant never sets the agenda—the master does. The servant must be so alert to what the master is doing that whenever the master begins to move in a direction the servant quickly joins him. Even the Son of God did not assume He knew the best thing to do in a situation. Instead, He looked to see the Father’s activity and then joined Him. Jesus knew His Father so well that He was keenly sensitive to divine activity around Him, immediately recognizing His Father at work.

It is possible for us to be so busy trying to bring God into our activity that we don’t even notice Him at work around us. He seeks to redirect our attention so that we might join Him, but we tend to be self-centered, evaluating everything by how it affects us. We must learn to view events around us from God’s perspective. Then we will see our world very differently.

When God brings someone across our path, we will look to see if God is convicting that person of his need for salvation. Perhaps God is comforting someone in her sorrow. God might be encouraging your friend as she faces a challenge. We will then adjust our lives to join God as He works in that person’s life. We ought to live each day with tremendous anticipation as we look to see where God is working around us. As our eyes are opened to His activity, we will marvel at His great works.

Are you marveled? Is your eyes of understanding open? Are you blessed? Beloved, let us not miss the Lord’s blessing because of our unwillingness to corporate with the Holy Spirit. Be humble before God and watch God bless your water and your bread. Beloved, do you know that in God’s favour is life, your twenty years of labour cannot equals God favour when you are willing and obedient. (Ps 30:5; Ps 25:14; Tit 3:5; Ps 119:76; Isa 58:11; 1 Thess 5:9)

Hope you go and also give for the Lord. Have a restful weekend and see you again on Monday for more refreshing moments in the presences of God.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.