Another corker from Pr Rick Warren

 

This morning, I found another corker in my inbox…

Wednesday, October 06, 2010
 

Now you belong to him … in order that you might be useful in the service of God. (Romans 7:4 TEV)

“Anytime you use your God-given abilities to help others, you are fulfilling your calling. “

 

Your call to salvation included your call to service. They are the same. Regardless of your job or career, you are called to full-time Christian service. A “non-serving Christian” is a contradiction in terms.

The Bible says, “He saved us and called us to be his own people, not because of what we have done, but because of his own purpose.” (2 Timothy 1:9 TEV)

Peter adds, “You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you.” (1 Peter 2:9 GW).

You are called to serve God. Growing up, you may have thought that being “called” by God was something only missionaries, pastors, nuns, and other “full-time” church workers experienced, but the Bible says every Christians is called to service. (Ephesians 4:4 -14; see also Romans 1:6-7; 8:28-30; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 9, 26; 7:17; Philippians 3:14; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 1:3)

Anytime you use your God-given abilities to help others, you are fulfilling your calling. The Bible says, “Now you belong to him … in order that you might be useful in the service of God.” Romans 7:4 TEV)

How much of the time are you being useful in the service of God? In some churches in China, they welcome new believers by saying “Jesus now has a new pair of eyes to see with, new ears to listen with, new hands to help with, and a new heart to love others with.”

 

So, now I ask you, what are you doing to serve God?

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One thought on “Another corker from Pr Rick Warren

  1. So glad you did this post because this week I thought “I am not doing nearly enough”. Half the solving of a problem is identifying the problem. Now, what to do about it?

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