I went out with a sister today, we wanted to reach out and share the love of Christ in our church neighbourhood. We encountered quite a lot of interesting people.
The young man who was not ready to give his life to Christ for no reason, or one he was not prepared to share.
The muslim who was just beginning to warm up towards us and the message we preached and the muslim cleric who came to make sure he is not persuaded to depart from Islam.
The lady who felt we should share “deep things” not just salvation.
The lady who felt I could serve God and follow after Him because everything was going on well for me. She thought it was easy for me to serve God because I am married and I drive a car…
My heart went out to her.
She Got It Wrong.
I told the last lady and her friends that I did not start serving God after I got blessed with stuff or got married.
When I started with God, I was fatherless. My brothers did not understand what had happened to me. I had gone from the “fun loving”, “partying” and “happening” girl I was.
I had become a fanatic, praying in strange languages, and in church almost everyday.
I was denied some of the privileges I enjoyed, hardly had money for anything, personal upkeep, transport fare to church and all. I walked almost halfway to church almost every time, until I discovered some church members who lived in my area. Yet I served God with all my heart, like I had missed out so much…
I was still in this state when I met my husband. And he was hardly any better than me at the time. He had no dime to his name, no property whatsoever and like he would say, “There was no comeliness in him”. He was poor. He was a joyful servant of God, leading men to Christ and showing them the right path from God’s word.
After we married, I joined him in his rented house in the local area of Iwo Road in an ancient city of Nigeria called Ibadan. The house was totally bare besides a frame of bed and a mattress with no bed sheets on it. He had nothing at all bedside the bed and his books. Yet we were loving and serving God our best.
But we were serving God with joy and gladness. Our first christmas together was interesting. My husband preached heartily that day even though we had nothing to celebrate with when we get home.
Praise God, that day a pastor from one of our branches came and gave us a gift of cash for Christmas. We were able to buy some rice, tomatoes and some cheap Ice fish, we had a wonderful Christmas that year and even had some church members over to celebrate with us.
What Do You Think?
Do you think you need to wait for everything to be fine before you serve God with all you are? Do you want to wait to get married before you can commit totally to God? Do you think if you begin serving God now you would have given up too much?
Do It Now!
Do not wait another moment before you commit yourself totally to Christ. Tomorrow is not yours, you have today, make the most of your today. Give your heart and life totally to Christ and trust Him with your future.
…Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2b
Don’t wait for everything to be fine before you serve God, come to him just as you are with all of your problems. He will take your burdens and give you His rest.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
If you keep waiting for everything to be fine, you will keep struggling to make things happen all by yourself, meanwhile God is waiting with arms open wide to receive you into His family.
His family of love, peace, joy and rest.
Do not wait any longer, come to Him now!
Are you still waiting?
Do you want to come to Christ now?
Say this prayer now:
Dear God, I know I am a sinner; I do not want to be a sinner anymore. I want you to be my Father, please forgive my sins, I believe that Jesus was born and was crucified to save me. Jesus I ask you into my heart, be my Lord and Saviour. Help me to live righteous and to be your true disciple, so that I can affect my world for You and spend eternity with You. Father I ask all of this in Jesus name, amen.
Read the Bible, keep talkng to God, and join a bible teaching Church. God is on your side!
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