The most needed ability in God’s Service is AVAILABILITY! God wants willing , happy, sacrificial workers. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:7). “Remember the words of Jesus “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35).You can’t out give God. He will top your sacrifice every time. It is a priceless honor and privilege to serve the Lord. There is no greater or more important job than serving the Lord. If you can’t be a full time servant of the lord, then help those who are, with your prayers and support. The three most needed things in God’s service are called the three M’s. They are Manpower, Materials, and Money. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. “For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.” (II Corinthians 8:12). “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24). However you can use the Mammon for God’s work, then your service to mammon becomes working for God, to the extent that it is used for God’s work, which includes taking care of your family. You also can’t effectively serve two ministries, because your time and energies will become strained, and drained too much, and make you less effective. You need to find one Ministry and stick with it, and put your whole heart into it. I suggest that you find the Ministry that teaches the most truth and put all you can into it. “and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:30). There are many good things that you can do. Jesus said, “For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.” (Mark 14:7). In other words, where can you do the most good for Jesus? Should you devote a lot of time and strength into some ministry that is teaching false doctrine? Find the high calling of God in Christ Jesus for you. “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13,14). Don’t let the Devil side track you by doing a good work when there is a better work that Jesus wants you to do. Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice, when some have never heard it once? Don’t spin your wheels, and get stuck in the mud and quick sand. Don’t be lukewarm, or a compromiser “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15,16). Don’t be a ten per center, when you can be a hundred per center. “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” (I Corinthians 11:31). How much do you love Jesus? “whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14). Do you only serve the Lord on Sunday, and really sacrifice by missing Wednesday night sports for church? Going to Church is supposed to be for your own personal benefit any way. How is that serving the Lord? Fellowship is good, and important, but don’t neglect your own personal service, and relationship to God through Jesus Christ. “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”(John 4:35) When Jesus calls you, will you be ready? He is calling you now. “And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”(Luke 9:57-62). “He that hath an ear let him hear.” Do you receive this message?
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.