DARE TO BE A KINGDOM ADDICT (2)
Monday, 13 April 2015
“For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up [. . .]” Psalm 69:9 (KJV)
Yesterday, I challenged you to make the decision to be an addict for the kingdom. Beloved, becoming addicted also entails that you become a blessing to the people that come along your way whether you feel like it or not. They don’t have to be your friends or belong to your immediate group or fellowship arm. This means that you are ready to identify with other people’s needs in the Church and to fill the gaps spotted. In other words, you are addicted to the point that you can meet the needs of others without complaining about it. It is no longer about you but about the kingdom. When you are a kingdom addict, serving God and obeying Him comes by default. As an addict, you derive joy from getting involved in follow-up and soul-winning activities. You are not being coerced or forced to act. You are glad and willingly offer your services in your G-12 (house fellowship) centre, fellowship group, or ministry arm. Stephanas’s household in 1 Corinthians 16:15 is the kind of household God is looking for today.
The Church has grown beyond being a group of people who ask what the Lord can do for them; rather they ask what they can do for the Lord. I encourage you to go all out to be a blessing to your church and to the person next to you. Let your commitment be above convenience. Beloved, some things may not be convenient as you serve, but understand that you serve a God who rewards. So keep serving. Like those in the house of Stephanas, dare to become a kingdom addict. Dare to go all out. Dare to go all the way in your tithes and offerings. Dare to go out of your way to bring at least one soul to church. Yes, it may be tough, but it is not impossible. Dare to serve God without reservation and watch Him throw His weight around on your behalf. Remember that this is the season for God to make a distinction between sideliners and those who are truly serving Him. I can assure you without any shadow of doubt that if you truly serve and stand for God, He will surely fight your battles and bring you out.
As you go about your business, as always, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and will give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified. As a father, I bless you.
Further reading: 1 Corinthians 16:13-18, Acts 9:36-41 Daily Bible reading: Morning-1 Samuel 22-24, Evening-Luke 12:1-31