Monday, October 31, 2011

Love... Obey... Serve...

I have been thinking a lot lately about serving the Lord... why some people do it without hesitation and other people feel like it is not worth their time.  Ok, maybe that is not why they are not serving, but that is my impression.  I had a conversation the other day with a man who said he was not serving in the church because he "serves" with his checkbook.  I could not believe that he actually said that!  I was flabbergasted for a couple reasons... first of all tithing is not serving, it is just giving back to God a part of what He has blessed us with.  Secondly, God doesn't want our money... He wants our hearts, completely!  You cannot buy God's blessings. The only response I had for this man was that I hoped he would do whatever the Lord laid on his heart... frankly, that was my "nice" answer, but I truly hope only good for him.

This maybe a little simplistic but this is how I see it... You can stand there and look like a follower of Christ or you can walk out your faith through service and be a follower of Christ. Do you love God?… then obey Him… Do you obey God?... then serve Him… it is as easy as that!
"Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants to obey, you are that one’s servants whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?" Romans 6:16

I have a little gift idea to share with you today... I made these tile coasters for a gift.  The Medallion stamp from SU is one of my favorites!  I just received my SU order from my party I had a week ago, so it is time to sort through the boxes!  It is almost like Christmas!

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

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