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Are you really serving God or just professing?
Many people will say that they are serving God but actually they are not because they are afraid to do what the word says...so do you just profess and not live up to what His word says or are you like some pick and chose which scriptures fit your life?
Virtuous1, I like what Joyce Meyer says: There's a difference between your who and your do! No one follows God one hundred per cent. Jesus was the only human being who did that and His righteousness was given to us to replace our unrighteousness. So of course I don't live up to all the Bible says I should be. But what I do is, forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, to take hold of that for which Christ took hold of me. Nothing can snatch me out of the Father's hand, so while I seek to follow Him every day, I don't worry about doing it perfectly. Perfect Love casts out fear. There are those who profess to be Christians but are really not, they will be shown for what they are. If not here then at the Judgment. The question is often asked, If you were to die tonight and stand before God, and He asked you, Why should I let you into My Heaven? What would you say? If their answer is, I was a good person, I tithed, I helped the poor, I never lied or stole or committed adultery, or I'm not as bad as some people, I never killed anyone (that didn't deserve it). If you give any other answer, other than, I am fully trusting in Jesus and His shed blood for the payment for my sin, I stand in His righteousness because I have no righteousness of my own, God will say, Depart from Me, I never knew you. Thanks for a great question!
If you are a genuine Christian, you must love God and neighbor as you would love your self. That's is the ultimate requirement, no other activity matches this conviction. You can go to church 7 days a week, be a preacher, a great gospel singer, a good moral person with great integrity and honesty. But if you don't love God and your neighbor, you are not serving God and is unfamiliar with his kingdom. The fact is, since God is love, without love in your heart, God does not know you. All scripture is summed up in divine love.
Serving God is a choice. These days is it not really fashionable to be a Christian so I would like to believe that most people who claim to serve God are doing their best. We all make mistakes but Jesus Christ is our Advocate with the Father which makes it easy for us to come boldly to the throne of grace and find forgiveness and help in our time of need. I prefer to call myself a believer. Great question.
For me and I can only speak for me, without serving Him I am nothing. There would be no joy. His word is so comforting to me even when life seems so chaotic. Professing is nothing if not for the Joy of serving HIM.
Viewed from the standpoint of the saints, all is God, and God is the only Doer. So it follows that we are serving God. They thought of themselves as God's footstool, football, slave, doll, puppet and so forth.
Viewed from a human level, we are spiritual sojourners along the way. Some are naturally further ahead than others. There is no 'sameness' in life. You may have 7 children who are all doctors, but one day you will want music, or law, or economics or even religion. Diversity is the law of life.
Finally, why not 'are we really serving God'? instead of 'are "you"? Let us forget the outward focus, the 'they and them'. This will distract and hinder us. Let us look inward and we will find peace.
I want to thank all of you for taking the time out to answer this question...and no one can be perfect in this journey with the Lord for we are human and we make mistakes but we strive everyday to do what is right...What makes me upset is when people say they love God and don't do nothing they sit by and let others do all the work remember Jesus said the harvest is full but the labors are few...when we asked Jesus to come into our hearts that was just the beginning of our brand new life...We have work to do..but far to many don't see it like that..that is why I get angry and I pray that they would help in the labor...Again thank you all and because you all answered from your heart I can't pick which one is the best because to me God knows the heart of every child..AMEN..May heaven smile upon you all this day. and may you continue to be encouraged to do the work of the Ministry.
Thank You. You are a beautiful girl and probably a beautiful Soul. Our Lord knows best. You may wish to have a look at Desiderata on line, if you haven't yet. "You are a child of the Universe ... ." If you can, avoid dwelling on what others do.
I'm serving with BOLDNESS! http://veronicainspires.hubpages.com/hu … h-Boldness I think is a huge challenge for a lot of people who profess their love for God and what's lacking in the faith community right now: the ability for servants to pay more than lip service and start walking their talk!
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