Rhapsody of Realities 11 August 2020 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy) — Faithfulness In Service
Topic: Faithfulness In Service
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (Colossians 3:23).
Each one of us is called to fulfil a unique role in Christ; we all have varied assignments given to us by God. It was the same in Bible days. Some assignments could be greater or more far-reaching than others, but how you perform in your assignment is judged by your faithfulness. The Lord will judge and reward you on the basis of your faithfulness in service, in the assignment given to you, not the one given to someone else.
Remember, He’s the One who gives you the ability to do whatever He assigns to you. If He gave you more to do than someone else, He doesn’t think that makes you greater as a person; it’s about His placement and choice. So, it matters that you’re diligent in carrying out what He’s assigned to you.
Proverbs 22:29 says, “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Take God’s admonition in our theme verse to heart; whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
If you serve the Lord as though you’re serving man, whatever reward you get won’t go beyond this world. Therefore, whatever assignment God gives you in His Kingdom, do it with joy, passion, and with faith, as unto the Lord. Practise it, and you’d be amazed at the demonstration of His grace in your life. Amen.
Precious Father, I thank you for the honour and privilege to fulfil destiny in serving as a faithful steward and minister of your Gospel of grace. I do all things as unto you, producing outstanding results for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Chronicles 31:20-21; And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the Lord his God.(21) And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
Ephesians 6:5-9; Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;(6) Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;(7) With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:(8) Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.(9) And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
Colossians 3:17; And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Romans 12:17-13:1-14 & Psalms 89
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Philippians 1:23-30 & Isaiah 62
Rhapsody of Realities 11th August 2020 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.