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“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work” (John 4:34, NKJV).
Perhaps you have those days when you ask yourself “Why am I doing this? What moves me to be willing to give my life to serve God and serve others?” As those who follow Christ, we often find ourselves giving of our time, resources, and even our very selves as we lay everything down with the hope that one soul would come to know Jesus. Scripture tells us that it is the love of God and the Spirit that compel us to do the work of the Father. (Job 32:18 & 2 Corinthians 5:14)
When we received Christ and were baptized, we became crucified with Him. Our lives are no longer our own, they belong to Him. We need to surrender and allow Him to live in and through us, to His glory. We have been bought with a price and it is no longer about our will, our plans, or our dreams, but about the bigger plans, dreams, and adventures that God has for us when we let Him take control of our lives, and follow Him.
It is our privilege to work together with the God who made all things, to walk with authority and dominion on the face of the earth, to reveal the goodness and love of God, to set the captives free, and to possess the nations. It costs us everyday, but it is more than worth it!
“Assuredly, I say to you there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters of father or mother of wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time houses and brothers and sisters and mothers an children and lands, with persecutions and in the age to come, eternal life” (Mark 10:29-30, NKJV).
Questions: What motivates you to be willing to give your life to serve God and serve others?
About the Author Emmie Stanley