Just A Thought For December 12
December 12, 2017
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December 13, 2017
Just A Thought For December 12
December 12, 2017
Just A Thought For December 13
December 13, 2017

Love To Serve

 

Have you been hard at work, serving the Lord, and just getting tired? I once knew a person who was on fire for the Lord, knocking on doors, evangelizing wherever he could and chalking up salvation statistics. Sounds great—at first glance. However, I could tell it was out of duty and not under the power of the Spirit. It was less than a year, he got tired of it, and was a spiritual dropout, no longer going to church and doing nothing for the Lord. Therefore, when you read this verse, think about what Paul means by zeal and fervor.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11 NIV2011). You will burn out if you read this verse and say I have to serve the Lord so I’m going out and walk the streets preaching the gospel. A worthy endeavor, but make sure you establish your zeal in God’s love. If you are in relationship with Jesus, love is never a burden. The joy of the Lord will strengthen you, and you will keep the flames steadily burning. You will look forward to each day and the ministry God has given you. Love to serve.