Are You a "Faithful Servant?"
”God has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others” (Ephesians 2:10 TLB).
God did not put you on Earth just to live for yourself. He wants you to make the world a better place. He calls all of his followers to serve others. That's how we serve him. We serve others.
Every time I hear somebody say, “I live for the weekends,” I want to say, “Then why should God keep you alive?” If you’re not fulfilling your purpose, you’re missing the whole point of life.
There’s a word for this: ministry. Every Christian is a minister. Not every Christian is a pastor, but every Christian is to be a minister. That means you use your talents and gifts to make a contribution in life, to be a giver, not a taker.
The truth is, serving God by serving others is not always easy.
When you feel discouraged, it’s important to remember that you’re going to receive a reward that’s going to go on for eternity. The Bible says that God “will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers” (Hebrews 6:10 NLT). You’re going to be rewarded in heaven.
The big question – Is God going to be able to say, "well done" to you? When you are standing in front of Him one day, face-to-face, will he say, "You spent your life in serving Me. Well done!"
Is there anything in your schedule where you're giving back unselfishly, or are you too busy? Are you waiting for things to slow down? Or do you have other priorities?
Every weekend I look at the Seminole Church family and think what if everybody who came here served here, what kind of enormous, spiritual, nuclear reaction would we see in Sanford? In Central Florida? The world?"
Will you hear, "well done, my good and faithful servant?"
Let’s be a church who serves those around us. Who serves each other. Who serves our community. Who serves the marginalized and forgotten. The church that God has called us to be.
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