How Will I Serve God
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.”
Today, I want to share with you how to be all God has called you to be in your life, while challenging you to accomplish more than you ever thought you could. The most important fact to understand is that there is no failure when you are serving God. When two basketball teams play, one wins and one loses. In a golf tournament there is only one winner and the rest lose. We have been conditioned by our culture that you either win or lose. The fact is, when you are serving God, you can’t lose. Let me give you an example. The world judges success by numbers and dollars. The world would say a church with 5 members and no property or money in the bank is a failure. If the heart of that pastor is to serve God, if he is preaching the uncompromised Truth of God’s Word, if he is equipping his members to grow in their faith and serve the Lord with their lives, he and this church are a huge success in God’s eyes, regardless of what the world says. You see, God sees our heart. God knows our motives. When you have a heart that is pure and tender and you seek to serve and glorify God with your life, you can’t fail. God will use your sacrifice for His glory, even though you may never see the results of your faithfulness. The only question we have to answer is, how do we serve God? What can I do to serve the Lord? God calls each of us to serve in different areas in different ways. Each child of God has a specific calling upon their life. The first step is to realize that as a Believer you have been called by God and be willing to serve Him. That may not seem difficult, but I assure you that it is. You see, to serve God, you have got to be willing to give your life to Him fully. You have got to be willing to lay aside your will for His will. You have got to be willing to lay aside your desires for His desires. You have got to be willing to unconditionally give your life and all that you have completely to the Lord. Believe it or not, this is the place most Christians get stuck. They want to serve God, they want their life to count for Christ, but the fact is, they really aren’t willing to give up their lives for Him. Everyone wants to be blessed, but few are willing to pay the price to be blessed. The price I am talking about is obedience. God blesses our obedience, not our rebellion. We all want God’s blessings in our life, but sadly, most aren’t willing to pay the price . . . obedience . . . to receive those blessings. God put you in the neighborhood you live in, in the job you have, in the school you go to, meeting the people you do, in the course of your life, to serve Him. Your most basic form of service is simply being His light and His ambassador to the people you meet and interact with in the course of your day-to-day life. The most basic form of service that most fail to perform, is simply being His witness to the people who God brings into your life each day. God is speaking to you today about giving up your very life to serve Him. He is calling you today to unconditionally surrender to Him so that He can use your life to fulfill His plan and purpose. Before you can seize the moment, you have to be on the battlefield serving Him with your very life. As you make that sacrifice, God will guide you, use you, and bring opportunities your way to use your life to bring honor and glory to Him. In the course of your service, there will come those sentinel moments when God raises you up, calls you forth, and gives you the opportunity to make your life count in a significant way for all eternity. I am praying for you today. Praying that you will receive this word today and take some time to read it over and over and mediate on it. I pray that you will step up and answer God’s call to serve Him. Serve Him in your daily life by being His witness to others you meet along your journey, serve Him by finding avenues of service that God will open up for you, and then be faithful as your life becomes a living sacrifice. In the course of serving the Lord, there will come those precious moments when God will allow you to use your life to make an impact for all eternity. Never forget, there is no failure when you serve God.
Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Six