Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things Deuteronomy 28:47
Beloved, kingdom service is a key to enjoying all good things in life. There is a way to serve Him in order to enjoy abundance of benefits.
Things to note:
- God saved His people so that they serve Him. “… Thus said the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me” (Exodus 8:1).
- God is our king, who demands and deserves our service of love and honour.
- God records and never forgets the services of His people. “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love which ye have showed towards his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).
- God distinguishes between those who serve Him and those who do not. “… and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name … Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not” (Malachi 3:16 & 18).
Different areas for serving God:
- Giving your life to God, to fear and please Him. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).
- Gathering in God’s presence for fellowship and devotion.
- Giving praise, worship and glory unto God.
- Using your talent and skills in the work of God.
- Giving your money and resources to God’s work.
- Going out to preach and win souls for Christ.
- Giving your resources to the poor and less-privileged.
Friends, don’t forget that God rewards faithful service with all good things. Engage yourself in serving Him faithfully in order to enjoy the good things that are due you.
Prayer focus: Lord, thank You for Your word. I receive the grace to serve You faithfully in Jesus name.
Ref: KINGDOM SERVICE DELIVERS ALL GOOD THINGS