TOPIC: The Acceptable Service To God
SCRIPTURE: Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. – Deuteronomy 28:47-48.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Serving God in depression is not only a waste of service but also an attraction of problems.
Seeds of Destiny 3rd November 2021 Devotional Message
The Scripture makes it clear that we are created by God for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11), and we are created to show forth His praise. Isaiah 43:21 says, This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Now, service is one way to show forth the praise of God. As believers, we have been created and redeemed by God to serve Him. How then do we serve God? What is the acceptable form of service to God?
1. Service to God must be done joyfully.
Service to God must be done joyfully to be acceptable by God. Our anchor Scripture, Deuteronomy 28:47-48, makes it clear that if we don’t serve God with the whole of our heart, we will serve our enemies. And these enemies are hunger, thirst, nakedness, and bondage. God forbid!
Serving God in depression is not only a waste of service but also an attraction of problems. To serve in depression is both to waste the service and attract problems to your life.
So, it is better not to serve at all than to be serving God in sadness.
2. Service to God must be done fervently and passionately.
Romans 12:11 says, Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit serving the Lord. Serve God with fire. Serve God with enthusiasm, optimism, and positivism. Let people catch fire when they come near you. Sing with fire. Give counsel with fire. Usher people in church with fire. Pray with fire.
My counsel is, refuse to be a lukewarm Christian. The approved frequency for Kingdom service is the frequency of fire.
REMEMBER THIS: Serving God in depression is not only a waste of service but also an attraction of problems.
1. Make up your mind to serve God joyfully. Refuse to serve God in depression.
2. Be fervent in spirit in anything you do for God.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for showing me the acceptable way of serving You. I receive the grace to serve You joyfully and passionately, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: God spares those who serve Him. He spares them from calamity. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: John 16-18
REFLECTION: God is the Consuming Fire. To walk with God, you must function at the frequency of fire because two cannot walk together except they be agreed.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Your service in the Kingdom shall cause God to spare you from the traps and agenda of the enemy in this season in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 3rd November 2021 Devotional SOD Today Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors