Over the past several years of writing this Blog one of the things that I've tried to accomplish is to get people using their minds, to think about spiritual things. So many Christians live in the lack-luster world of Status Quo, going down life's spiritual journey riding on the back of what they have been taught, no mater if it's right or wrong. Over the years I've also had to note how many of today's Believers do not have the right perspective of their relationship with God.
The other day a Sister in the Lord told me of how years ago she was visiting in a church and began to minister/pray for a young lady who desired the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The pastor of the church, observing what was going on, stopped the ministry stating, "This girl is not good enough to receive the Holy Spirit!" Wow! The horror stories I hear amaze me! No one could ever know how much damage was done to that young lady that day! I can't even begin to imagine of what her relationship with God is like today!
The fact remains that many, many Christians have a very unhealthy understanding of their relationship with God! Lately I've been pointing out some fallacies that people are living in and actually teaching when it comes to these relationships. So many have been taught that one has to "DO SOMETHING" in order to "find God." So many are striving just to enter the presence of God. As I've stated in past posts, God (Christ) lives within us, so how can we get more of His presence than that! Christianity is not us performing for God, rather is is simply our faith in His performance for us....Christ coming for us, dying for us and being eternally alive for us!
So when I speak about "serving God." What am I talking about? I suppose this would depend on what a person's definition of "to serve" would be. If that definition would entail us waiting on God's table or being God's slave, then I would think that "serving God" is not a good thing! See we would again have to be in the "performance mode" to accomplish that service.
Here's some interesting scripture for you to chew on....Galatians 4: 26 (NLT), "For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus." See we are not God's slaves, we are His children! I mentioned last night in my teaching from this passage that, "I am not God's slave, I'm His son!
I trust that you see what I mean by that last statement! I trust that you too have the right relationship with Him, by faith in Christ, all that Christ has already done for us! Listen Friend, you don't have to do a thing to be God's son! It was already done for you 2000 years ago, now all you have to do is to believe it!
In closing...Is serving God a bad thing? It depends! It depends on your perception of that service and your understanding and revelation of your relationship with Abba! This walk with the Lord is a simple thing. As my friend Mark Drake says in his book, "God's Brilliant Plan," we are to find the "Easy and light life Jesus promised!"
Grace and Peace!