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When I was younger I was a party animal. The things of this world were all that I wanted and frankly they were all that I cared about. I was a selfish individual!!! And even that is more than likely an understatement. That was until I let God into my life and truly studied God’s Word for understanding. You see back then I was free to do as I wanted. Even though I am still free to do as I want now I choose to do those things that are pleasing to God and not my flesh.
When we choose to follow God we are ultimately choosing to live a different life. The beauty if it is with free will in place we are doing so because we want to and because we know that it truly is the best way to be. You humble yourself to others because Christ Himself humbled Himself when He died for you. You desire and long to give back because so much has been given to you.
Which leads me to my next thought. What about those who have no desire to serve? Those who have no desire to change the ways of their lives and though they claim to love God chose to not serve ? This is when I would suggest one really look at their spiritual walk. Are you spending enough time in God’s word? How is your prayer life looking? How about the company you are keeping? Are they proving great spiritual fellowship or are you still hanging out with those that are still living in the world? All of these things factor in how we are using our new found freedom. You see when these things are in alignment with God we will have that hunger.
For myself I have the hunger to serve. When the preacher talks about us doing more I am often left wondering what else can I do? Am I doing enough? Maybe I can add at least one more thing to my plate? You can never serve God to much. You can never lead to many people to Christ. You most certainly can never be to humble.
What about this whole serving each other in love bit? Well it really is very simple and yet kinda hard at the same time. To serve each other in love and to do so freely one must really start trying to view people the way God views them. God loves us all. Both the saved and the unsaved. Yet we know that He does not love the sin. It is very possible to love the person and hate the sin. When I was saved and my husband was still of the world the one thing that truly helped me submit was viewing him from God’s point of view. It was because of this that my husband was able to see the changes in me and soon decided he needed Christ in his life as well. This is not something that just happens. It takes time. It takes being in God’s Word. It most certainly takes a whole lot of God’s presence in your life. It takes using your free will wisely.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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