GO OUT OF YOUR WAY
Saturday, 9 May 2015
“He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” John 21:16 (KJV)
The kingdom of God is not a game of convenience think of it. Somebody paid the price with His own blood. It is not something you play with or handle with kid’s gloves. It is serious business. God is calling every believer to a life of sacrifice. I challenge you today to go out of your way to serve God with all your heart, whether it is convenient or not. He deserves the best because He gave you His best; Jesus. The question you should ask yourself sincerely is; how much do I really love Him?
Remember that the scriptures say in John 3:16 “for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” Child of God, there is no way you can demonstrate love without giving something. When God was to show us how much he loved us, He gave His only Son to die for our sins. Thank God for this great love. Otherwise, where would you be today? In the same way, God wants you to spread His love to the world. If you truly love Jesus, then show it. Show it in your service to Him. Show it in evangelism. Show it as you lead your group. Show it in your relationship with your fellow members. Many times we pay lip serve to loving God. We claim to love God but we do not show His love to those around us. You cannot say you love God, if you do not show His love to your world.
Think of it! When last did you go through your wardrobe to look for very good clothes to bless someone with? When last did you enter a boutique to get a gift for someone who cannot afford it? When the festive seasons are approaching have you ever thought of how to ensure a family has a meal on their table? Are you just consumed with yourself, me, mine and I? Your love for God is also evident in your worship. When we talk about worship, I am not talking about singing slowly. The quality of your worship in songs, in offerings, in tithes all goes to show how much you love God. You cannot claim to love God and keep your money away from Him. No, your love for God must be total.
I encourage you to take a moment and think about the question today: how much do you love God? How much are you willing to sacrifice just to show you love Him? If there are areas that indict you, make amends today and love Him totally and completely. Let God depend on you in season and out of season. As you do that, He will certainly come through for you. I bless you.
Further reading: 1 John 4:7-21 Daily Bible reading: Morning-2 Kings 7-9, Evening-John 1:1-28