Daily Devotional – 1/23/15 “As for me and my house …”

God sacrificed His only Son so that we could have the right to live in a world, sin, repent, be forgiven (if we ask), die then when the time comes be called up to receive our place in Heaven to live again with Him and all He ask of us is to serve Him while we are yet living down here and some of us are not even willing to do that. What is wrong with us? Weren’t we the ones who accepted God? Were we not the ones who told God we would serve Him until we died? Were we not the ones who stood and confessed that we would do what He asked of us, go where He would send us and all that? Yet now we complain? God didn’t say we had to be perfect to serve because He says He will take us, faults and all; if we will come. God didn’t say we had to be clean because He says He will clean us up, if we would simply come. Yet some of us go to worship service and leave worse than we came. We go to bible study and still aren’t learning anything. We sing because we have a gift yet we haven’t learned our purpose so why are you singing? We serve in a capacity because momma and daddy did it yet we haven’t learned why we are doing it so we stand there doing a job with no joy. We fill the pews of the church yet we have no conviction in our spirits so our praise is whack and God is getting no glory. But God gave the ultimate sacrifice of His only Son and we still won’t serve. What gives?

No, I am not saying that going to church on Sunday will miraculously change your life overnight but changing your devotion to God will. If you don’t get anything else out of the devotion today get this … the bible says in 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.” You don’t have to follow in the footsteps of men for their recognition because they’ll leave you out there alone sometimes but the bible says in Colossians 3:23 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” See, I’ve found that with working in the world and in ministry, the work gets tedious but there is work to do. I cannot pick and choose which days I want to serve because God doesn’t choose the days He wants to bless me. All I am saying is this God’s people, God is worthy to be served and He shouldn’t be picked up when we feel like we have time for Him. What if God blessed us based on how we served Him, would our blessings be enough? God isn’t a temporary God and He shouldn’t be given temporary service. You need to choose how you will serve God. Give Him your all and then allow everything else to fall into place afterwards. Choose ye this day but as for me, I will serve the Lord!

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