WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SERVE GOD? And who is serving God!
What does it mean to serve God. And who are those serving God?
1= whoever serves people are serving God.
First God is in all peoples. We are all God’s children be it Black, White or Caucasian, Muslim or Pegan, Christian or Hindus, because we all are made in His image- like it or not!
Amd as God’s children/image, we all have right (maybe not equal) , but we all have right to God’s wealth or Deposits- like it or not!
Well, coming back to ‘serving God– when we say we serve God, that in essence means we serve other humans…
No matter what that service was. It doesn’t matter if you work as a cleaner
at thr train station or a waiter in a restaurant. It does not matter if you are a doctor, a nurse or an Healthcare…
Because you give service to other humans, you are indirectly doing it to God.
Some may debate by saying; after all you’re getting paid for your job or service. Well, that’s also true and that’s the most beautiful part of it all. Because still with your salary, you are helping other people and their families.
Let me explain:
When you use your salary to pay rents, bills, buy food and clothing for you and your loved one, you are automatically helping other people to help other people who in turn help their families and loved ones and the circle continues and is constant.
So you see, serving God is not just when you you preach to 20 people once or twice in a week. It is not even when you preach to 100 or 1000 or 5000 people once or twice in a week …
Most people who preach from a pulpit (fultime/part time), get paid also (directly or indirectly) Some receive gifts in monetary forms, as contributions or in other forms either from the church, from faithful ‘followers’) or from the state etc… So in the end, no one works for God for free! Right?
Let’s be honest!
There are many reasons people chooses certain carriers in life… some chose Ministry work, others responds to the ‘call’ to serve as ‘minister’ in a church…
But the truth is the whole world is God’s vineyard (garden).. God owns the whole world and everybody living in it. Regardless of their race or creed, righteous or sinners, and regardless of the colour of their skin.
Remember, His sun shines for all. And when the rains falls, it does not fall in the house of Christians alone …😒
“Father which is in heaven: for he maketh. his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust”
Well, when we work for the government or institutions, we are all workers in the garden of God who is our Father. And with that, we must understand that we are all ‘called’ and we all need to answer to that call regardless of what that call means… and regardless of where that place of service is…(in the church or in the circular world), doing our works or rendering our services as ‘unto God’
Because as the scripture says;
“Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: FOR YE SERVE THE LORD CHRIST.”
–For ye serve the Lord Christ…
Now we talk of ‘Rewards and Inheritance’
Here in Colossians 3:24, the “reward” which means “RE-PAYMENT ” that we receive from God for our works we have done is called an “inheritance.”
In other words, being saved and getting in the Kingdom is not the “inheritance,” but the REWARDS that people receive in the Kingdom are the INHERITANCE be it good or bad “deeds” “works’…
Is your ‘deeds’ ‘works’ good or bad?
~~ You and only your has the answers to that.
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”
Well the truth is that God is not mocked. What you plant, you break!
God is the smartest business person I’ve ever known. He doesn’t cheat and He don’t like being cheated either…
What’s the difference between RE-PAYMENT and PAYMENT？
~~ “Payment” refers to a singular amount. “Re-payment” refers to a situation. ”
(READ COL.3:24 AGAIN!, Remember,’the word ‘Reward’ means RE-PAYMENT)
Ok, let me explain:
When you get paid for your job by the company or organization you work with, now that’s payment. That’s not the ‘re-payment’ God is promising us!
GOD WILL ONLY RE-PAY or RE-FUND you from YOUR DEPOSITS. Hard to swallow, right?
But there’s a problem here – the problem is that when your deposit account is empty!
~~You don’t get a re-payment when in the Universal Bank you’ve not made any deposit or funded any project that could’ve yield dividends… This is the part many detest. Yeah! But God is not to be mocked.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man SOWETH, that shall he also REAP.”
Remember, we aren’t talking about ‘INHERITANCE ‘ right?…
…to be continued…
== WRITTEN BY AUGUSTINA EKWUNIFE