Giving and Serving

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.  (2 Corinthians 5:14)

I love the story of Hudson Taylor when he was interviewing possible candidates for missionary work. During the interview process, he asked each of these young people, “Why do you want to become a missionary?”

One of them answered, “I just want to be a missionary because there are so many lost people in the world, and I want to carry the Gospel all the way to the remote lands to share Jesus.” Hudson looked at him and said, “That's a great thought, but that will not be enough to allow you to sustain ministry.”

Many people get into ministry and then drop out of ministry. They start to serve, but suddenly they back out of the ministry. Many people become deacons, then take a step back. What will keep you serving? What will keep you teaching? What will keep you giving your life in order to do ministry? It was true for Hudson Taylor and it should be true of us. The Scripture says,

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.” (2 Corinthians 5:14)

The only thing that will keep you committed to the ministry is to be in love with Jesus, because you have been transformed. This love will compel you to serve when you don't want to serve. The motivational factor is the love relationship with Jesus that is present in your life.

If you have accepted Jesus and experienced His love, you know that being a giver means giving all of yourself to serve Christ. The Scripture says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)

Will you choose to live your life as a giver and a server because you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
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Sheryl Simpson - January 16th, 2023 at 7:14am

I made a commitment to serve when I accepted Jesus Christ. It gives me great pleasure to plan and prepare meals once a month for church members who are less fortunate. Thank you God for allowing me to do this.

Betty Jane Laughlin - January 16th, 2023 at 7:39am

It is the love of Jesus that keeps me in ministry..There is always ways to serve others for the sake of Christ

James W. Howell - January 16th, 2023 at 12:16pm

I recognize that I need to do more in service to The Lord. I am praying and seeking God's Direction in serving. PRAISE JESUS !

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