RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 19 May 2013
BE FERVENT IN SERVICE
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord” Romans 12:11
Read: Romans 12:10-11
Bible in one year: Psalms 19-21
Action point: Prayerfully pick 5 non committed members of your church and follow them up until they are fully committed.
Another mark of a committed believer is commitment to God’s work. You cannot be in your Father’s house just warming the bench or pew while others are very busy. The committed believer is too happy to take on a task for the Master. If you want to frustrate such an individual, take away the assignment he or she was given, and it will seem his or her life is about to crash. This is so because the life of the committed revolves around service to the Most High God. Even when such fellow offends and is disciplined, it will be glaring to all that the fellow is going through an unpleasant moment. Did you say you are committed to God? Then what are you doing for God? You can’t be idle in God’s house and be committed. The committed does not choose tasks to be done. Send the fellow to stand outside the gate as a security personnel, he will be happy. Ask him to go and join sanitation workers where he will be cleaning toilets, he will be glad. The way he will handle tasks look down upon by most people, will elicit interest in other people about that task. Are you committed to God? In addition to working for God, when the committed believer works for God, his target is nothing less than excellence. He wants to do the work in such a way that will glorify God. Do you know you can do God’s work shoddily, and in the process stir up God’s anger against you? Our Lord Jesus Christ served God with passion. His zeal was overwhelming. If you met Jesus doing something, you will be attracted to join Him because He did it from His heart, with zeal and passion so that the Father may be glorified. The focus of the committed is the One who commissioned him. How do you handle divine assignments? Are you selective or do you happily take on whatever God assigns to you through your pastor? If you have been running from serving God, stop running! Ask God for forgiveness and inform your pastor that you are flow ready to serve God. He will lead you on how to become relevant in God’s house.