Being a Christian means living by a different set of standards than the rest of the world. When the world says run, God says, “Be still.” When the world says do what you want, God says, “Your time should belong to me.”
Colossians 3:23-24 says, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance for you serve the Lord Christ.”
Whatever you do. Everything that you do, no matter how large or small. Leading a small group or volunteering to do childcare for The CALL. Whatever you do.
Do it heartily. My pastor preached about this last week and he said to do something heartily means to do it from your soul — give it everything you have.
Why? Because we know that we receive our reward from God. Because once Jesus started serving, He didn’t stop serving.
Writer Mark Batterson said, “Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. Faithfulness is not holding the fort, it’s storming the gates of hell. The will of God is not an insurance plan. It’s a daring plan.The complete surrender of your life to Christ isn’t radical. It’s normal. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. It’s time to go all in and all out for the All in All.”
We will all stand before God one day and not all of us will have the same inheritance. Once you’ve received the call of salvation, you receive the call to service.
So the question is, what have you done for the Kingdom today? Yesterday? This week? Have you found yourself stuck in the same routine — one that doesn’t involve serving God? Whatever you’re doing for the Lord, are you doing it heartily? Or do you say you’re going to get involved, say you’re going to help more, but in the end there’s always a reason why you can’t?
If you’re reading this, you’ve still got time. You’ve got time to make a change and make service a priority.
If you’re looking to find a place to serve, we’ve got several areas we need help. Whether you can give a few hours a week or just an hour here and there, we’ve got something for you. For more information on where you can serve, check out our volunteer page. To fill out a volunteer packet and get started, message us on Facebook.