This is the thinking of some of us Christians. We think we can partially serve God, and then expect his blessing on a full-time basis. I’m afraid it doesn’t work that way. “For God is not unjust. He will not forget how you have shown your love to him…” Galatians 6:10 (NLT) Note the words in this verse “He is not unjust” and “He will not forget.” Unlike man, God keeps to His words. And one thing I know about God is, He just doesn’t give you what you ask for, He also gives you things that you never thought you’d ask for.
There are a number of us who desire to serve God, but only do it so that people can notice us. We do it to receive the praises of man, forgetting that it is God that gives the blessing that adds no sorrow. Great men and women in the Bible who were used by God, weren’t known for this. They were known to serve Him with their whole hearts, not just when it was convenient for them. There are also some of us who pick and choose what day is convenient for us to come to church, what week or month is convenient for us to pay our tithes and offering, and what day is comfortable for us to serve in the church. If you love God, your service to Him should be unconditional. Rain or sunshine, when in lack or abundance, good times and bad times, your service to God shouldn’t depend on anything.
It saddens me every time people choose to only come to church on the first Sunday of the year, Easter Sunday, and during Christmas season. Imagine if God treats us the way we treat Him, would we still see Him as a just God? Some of us think we are worthy of everything God has given us when in reality, it is just His grace that is keeping us standing. Sometimes, I just look up and say thank you God for not giving me what I truly deserve. Some of us have been brainwashed into thinking that we are here on this earth to receive endless blessings from God when in reality we were created to live for Him and Him only.
Do you want to be remembered for your devotion to God? Then give your all to Him. Serving God partially means that you place your trust in something else other than the one true God. Let me remind us what the Bible says in Matthew 6:24 – “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other….” (NLT) What this verse is saying is that you can only have one God. The choice is yours. ✌
Blazer_ Christian Dior
Shirt_ Thomas Pink
Pant_ Banana Republic
*** The Bowtie worn is a Ben Silver necktie that I converted to a bow.