Excited for what God is gonna do this weekend! Praise Him with the LOUD and CLASHING CYMBALS! #Drums #worship #inhispresence
My early morning workout! I love working on my craft! Practice isn’t just practice… IT’S WORSHIP! #drums #practice #study #worship
Praise Him with the LOUD and CLASHING cymbals!!! #worship #church #drums (at Restoration Foursquare Church)
Time to go to work! Make it groove! #dwdrums#drums
Stoked to dive into this book!!! #jesusis
Within the body of Christ we are called to love those around us. Correct?
1st John 4:11-13, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.”
Why is that we as Christians who are to love those around us, sometimes only reach out and associate with those who are like us? Why aren’t we ministering to the kid in the cafeteria who’s new to town and has no friends, why aren’t we sitting down and getting to know him or her? Is it fear, lack of words, or how about our reputation? Why is Sunday morning the segregated time in the world????
As Paul writes in 1st Corinthians 9:19, ” For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more.”
Is it that we feel that we have attained some high calling and are not associate ourselves with those who we feel don’t measure up to where we are in our faith, WE MUST MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE AND SELF SACRIFICIALLY SERVE THEM UNCONDITIONALLY.
Paul writes that he made himself a servant to ALL. Including his enemies?! Yes even his enemies, it’s sometimes easy for us to say yea I still love you even though you did this or that but do we love them enough to serve them, even though someone did us wrong or said this or that will we still serve them regardless?
1st Corinthians 9:22, ” to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some”
Why are we sometimes so focused on ourselves that we become blind to those who are needing and dying all around us? We are so worried about our own construction of our lives and getting ourselves together before we serve the needs of others. Since when is there a qualification or a standard to serve people???
1st Corinthians 10:24, “Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.”
We simply live and are filled with the Holy Spirit and with the presence of God, and such a love for people all to simply be poured and serve the needs of those around us. As the body of Christ we can no longer say well we can’t do this or we can’t do that or someone else will do it because everyone has that same mentality and mindset. We have to have a shift in our thinking where we say we will find a way to meet the needs of those around us at whatever could that is to us. WE ARE FILLED TO BE EMPTIED AGAIN!
Philippians 2:17, ” Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.”
The thing about serving that no one likes is that it WILL COST YOU SOMETHING!!!! Rather that be friends, money, or how about your reputation?!!! We are to be an extension of the hands and feet of Jesus to a lost and dying world around us.
We want to have that huge ministry and be known among our peers and want to be seen, but before we can shine we first must serve.
TRY THIS: Since we are called to love and serve those around us, instead saying I love you, try say “I serve you!!” I guarantee it will change your outlook on the world around you and open your eyes to the needs of a person that you may or may not have seen before and it will move you with a deep compassion and a need to rise to action. We can no longer be content with seeing needs of others and no longer meeting them. We must see a need and meet it.
There a unity that is build and developed when a body of believers serves the needs of others.
Colossians 3:14, “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”
True love for our neighbor’s is found in self sacrificial serving with nothing in return.
Stretching outside of ourselves sustains our inner man
I will PRAISE HIM despite my present circumstance!