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Your service to God must be done with your heart and your soul if it must be acceptable before Him.

SCRIPTURE: But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. Joshua 22:5.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your service to God must be done with your heart and your soul if it must be acceptable before Him.

It is established that we have been saved to serve God. However, not every service is acceptable before God. There is a way to serve God acceptably. In our study today, we shall look at acceptable ways of serving God.

1. Service must be done heartily and lovingly

Joshua 22:5 says,

But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Your service to God must be done with your heart and your soul if it must be acceptable before Him.

You must serve Him with a perfect heart not with a divided mind (1 Chronicles 28:9). 

2. Service must be done willingly

You must not be forced or compelled to serve God.

1 Chronicles 28:9 says,

And thou Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts and understandeth all imaginations of the thought, if thou seek him he will be found of thee, but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever.  

Refuse to serve God under duress or by compulsion; serve God willingly. 

You know, the giving of our resources is part of our service to God. And giving is to be done willingly. Anything you do under pressure does not attract rewards from heaven. Anything you do as if you are doing God or church a favour does not attract any reward from heaven. 

Beloved, determine to serve God willingly, heartily and lovingly.

Remember this: Your service to God must be done with your heart and your soul if it must be acceptable before Him.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Make up your mind to serve God with all your heart and in love.

2. Refuse to serve God under compulsion.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to serve You with all my heart and soul. Deliver me from serving You unwillingly, Lord, in Jesus’ Name. 

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE COVENANT OF SERVICE (PT. 1) 

QUOTE: When you are in active service in God’s kingdom, even death cannot stand you. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Hosea 13-Joel 1

REFLECTION: It is possible to deceive man with our effort/service but it is never possible to deceive God. Whatever will not be done heartily must be left totally.  

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace for willing/ excited service in the Kingdom is released for you in Jesus’ Name.

The present devotion was composed by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Center (DIGC), settled at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a force stuffed field where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are grinding away for the salvation, recuperating and rebuilding of human fates and nobilities.

LIGHTGOSPEL COUNSEL’S: Until you are brought back to life, God regularly standing presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy constant triumph. If it’s not too much trouble say the showed petition beneath in Faith.

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I believe acknowledge you as my Lord and Personal Savior. I believe in my heart that You died and became alive once again to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus precious name, Amen.

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