ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Properly Serve Our Lord

Updated on June 23, 2015

Serving Our Lord

In John chapter 9, there is a story about a man Jesus healed of blindness. As he went on his way, leaping for joy and praising the Lord, he met some Pharisees. They criticized him for displaying such behavior on the Sabbath. They asked him who had made his blind eyes see and who he believed Jesus to be. The answer is answered in verse 25 where he boldly put questions to the Pharisees.

"He answered and said, 'Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.'"

Today, we might ask ourselves the same question posed in verse 27. What does it take to be a true disciple of Jesus? What is the duty of a disciple and what kind of service should we render to the Lord? If we are going to serve Him, how can we be effective in our service?

There are too many people today who want to sit at the table of God's blessings ,but are not willing to go out into the field and do the work of God. Often, people start out to serve the Lord, but their zeal soon fades. Why is this?

Being a disciple of Jesus takes more than just being saved. The Bible discloses many characteristics a disciple should possess. A true disciple denies self.

As we can see, a true disciple is one who is acquainted with self-denial, which goes against human nature. Therefore it is something we must learn if we are going to be a disciple. To deny self means to put the Lord's will over your own. It means to love the Lord more than the material possessions, and a desire to please Him. Contrary to secular beliefs, disciples don't .

The secret to living a joyous Christian life is found in the above verse. You cannot be a disciple without self-denial. Some believe living a Christian life is a burden. The Bible doesn't teach that. However, it does teach the life of the Christian is characterized by joy and blessing, not burden and hardship. Cross bearing means finding God's will for your life and doing it completely and faithfully. Read the following verse showing what Jesus did.

Jesus did the will of His Father. If there was a cross for Jesus, there is also a cross which represents the Father's for us. In other words, there is a mission for your life if you are saved. You can't truly be a disciple unless you are serious about doing God's will.

A disciple is one who struggles to follow Jesus as an example.

In Jesus's day, this was called "separation." It was understood Christians lived a life of separation from this world. However, this doesn't mean that we are to be "above" the world, only different from the world.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)