Daily Devotional – 9/4/14 “Serve Him!”

My husband asked me this question this morning, “What are you toiling with in regards to God’s calling to you? Why don’t you just do what He is telling you?” Then I open up to write my devotional and the very first one I see is one that I wrote from 12/3/12 titled, “You want God’s service yet you won’t serve!” Wow!! Doesn’t God have a way of chastising you? Yes, I serve God but I have a duty to save. Yes, I write but am I willing? Yes, I’ve been taught but now I should be teaching. As Christians are we really doing our parts? Are we doing what we should be doing? Are we serving like we should? I’ve told you before and I surely don’t mind saying it again; sometimes the closest the unsaved gets to God is through a saved person. Don’t you know the words that come out of your saved mouth can be the determination on whether an unsaved person chooses your God? No, I am not saying that you have to be so Holy that you are no Earthly good but God should noticeable on you somewhere. I mean, if every time I see you and all I hear is cursing, all I see is a beer bottle, or you’re high; you might want to check what vine you’re doing it for.

I said all of that to say this to you … Don’t accept God’s service on Sunday because it’s out of habit only to sit Him down on Monday for your hobby. Don’t accept God’s service on Monday because your boo is gone and you’re blue and then sit Him down on Tuesday because two for one is calling your name. Don’t accept God’s service on Tuesday because you’re in your test and you need Him and then sit Him down when Wine down Wednesday rolls around. Don’t accept God’s service on Wednesday when you’re weeping and then sit Him down on Karaoke Thursday. Don’t accept God’s service on Choir Rehearsal Thursday and then sit him down on Live Band Friday. And I won’t even use Friday and Saturday because well we all know that ain’t nobody thinking about accepting God’s service on Friday and surely not on Saturday. What? I’m just keeping it real! Chile look here, once you accept God you don’t stop living; you just stop living in certain places (you’ll get that later). God didn’t say you had to stop dancing, stop drinking and stop having fun; God said to do things decently and in order. Serve God with the right heart and you’ll get God’s service. Don’t choose the days to serve, serve Him at all times and God will return the favor. I am a living witness that God will be faithful to you when you are faithful to Him. Serve Him!

1 Samuel 12:24, “Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.”

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