You can’t serve God if you don’t know what He wants. Is it more church? Is it more family? Is it more volunteering? Is it more faith sharing? When you look at your life, how much consideration do you give to God along the way? We can all do better I’m sure; if only we can find room in our schedule.
Joshua 22:5 (NASB)
“Love the Lord your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
A lot of us have a list of things we intend to do for God that might center around helping more at church or becoming more active in a local aid organization. We may even have a list of friends or family members who we’ve been meaning to talk to about Jesus, or visiting church, or just have a conversation about spiritual things. Unfortunately, life gets in the way. It could be work, school, grocery shopping, mowing the lawn, staying in shape, shuttling the kids around, or trying to figure out how to get that special someone to take notice. Chances are this world has you going in circles trying to keep up with keeping up leaving you very little time for anything extra.
Romans 12:1-2 (NASB)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
The truth is God is not asking for any more of your time. God is asking you to take Him with you every step of the way. Central to the teaching of Jesus is the concept that a loving heart is more important than anything else (1 Corinthians 13). When you act out of sincere love, you can do no harm. If you take your loving heart with you to the grocery store, to school, to work, and even when you go out to mow the lawn, you’ll be armed with a tool that will help you find ways to serve God wherever you are. Serving God is not as much about making time as it is about changing your mind.
Take this moment in time to separate yourself from this world and center your focus on your loving heart. Whatever you have to do next, start from that center of focus. When you step forward with a loving heart you are serving God no matter what you are doing
John 13:34-35 (NASB)
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
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