Service or Showmanship?

Service to God is not showmanship. Like it reads,it is SERVICE!
If you have the talent to sing,teach or occupy any position of leadership in service to the almighty,you should operate at a very high level of humility and love. Pride should not beset you because you’re not indispensable. You’re rather privileged to be who you are and you should be grateful for it!
If you ever think that you’re one and only and thus irreplaceable, the truth is there is someone out there who is better than you or has the potential to be better than you in service to God.
God has men and women programmed for service,you’re just privileged to be one of them and should you get too big for your purpose,there is always going to be another to take your place!
As for your talent,God ultimately owns them. And someday,you will give account of how they were used. In John 3:27(NLT), John said ‘No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven’. So the talents come from heaven,you do not own them,God does.
And as for accounts, you shall be rewarded according to your deeds as the Lord says in Revelation 22:12(NLT) ‘Look, I’m coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds’
So friend, what’s your deed in God’s service: a show or true service?
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FINISHING WELL

It is important for you to finish well,my friend. Starting well is good, but finishing well is the best.

‘Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 1 Corinthians 9:24(NLT)

You are on a sojourn through this world with heaven being the ultimate destination as a Christian. Nothing should be strong enough to take you off-course because he who dwells in you is greater than he who dwells in the world. Everything you need to succeed on your sojourn is in God,all you have to do is to make him your centre of focus. Pray to him for strength when you feel tired. Always pray to him for guidance.The Lord said in John 4:14 that the water he gives becomes a fresh bubbling spring within those who drink it.It gives eternal life. So,my friend,Jesus is always there to give you strength and freshen you when you feel tired.

To succeed in a race, you need discipline.The discipline to do the right things at the right time. The discipline to prioritize rightly. Beloved, it is very crucial that you stay focused on your destination. This world is transient.Never let its glamour distract you and make you derail. No extravagance in the world can be compared to the splendour in the eternal kingdom of our father. Having a relationship with Christ is good,however,staying with him to the end is the best for you.

Run this race to eternity to win.Make up your mind to finish well. Always pray to the Lord for strength and trust him to help you.

Tomorrow is Sunday. Praise the father in church like you’ve never done before.

Stay blessed.

When your enemies fall………

‘Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.’ Proverbs 24:17-18(NLT)

My friend,if you never knew this before,now you know!As a child of God,you should never rejoice at your enemies’ fall.Don’t be secretly vengeful by being happy when evil things happen to them. Whatever might be happening to them, make God your central focus. Pray for those who persecute you and love your enemies,as the Lord Jesus Christ has instructed in Matthew 5:44.

To be able to do this,you have to be a person of the spirit. A worshiper of the living God who worships in spirit and in truth. Walking in the spirit will enable you to be in the right frame of mind to heed the Lord’s instructions and live a successful life.

Do not displease God by rejoicing at your enemy’s fall because displeasing him might ultimately put you at the risk of perdition,if you do not repent.

May your lifestyle continue to  bring the Lord pleasure in Jesus name.

(Reference: http://www.biblehub.com(for Matthew 5:44))

Take heed!

‘Your boasting about this is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough?’
1 Corinthians 5:6(NLT)

Once you notice immorality of any kind,get rid of it! Don’t even have a second thought,just get of it because the best for you is to be without any kind of it!
I was discussing with a friend today and I learnt something very crucial from the discussion: When the devil seeks to cause a person to backslide, he doesn’t usually take that person from 100 percent to 50 percent in an instant, lest the person heed the signs of regress and repent.Rather,he takes the person from 100 percent to 99.9 percent,then further down if the person doesn’t notice the change in the level of his/her dedication to Jesus Christ.So,he continues the gradual depletion until the person is very down before realisation of regress sets in.

Do not give the devil an inch,lest he takes a kilometer. Always be at alert.Heed the warning in 1 Thessalonians 5:22,stay away from every kind of evil.
Beloved,your soul is very precious and God loves you more than you know. Two of the best things you could ever do for yourself are to ‘watch’ and ‘pray’ without ceasing.
Stay blessed.

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