EVERYONE IS CALLED TO SERVE

Everyone is called to serve

 

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

 

God has put us in this life to express His love in the midst of a loveless, selfish world. The highest and greatest thing any Christian can do to express this love is to serve. Every Christian is called to service and ministry regardless of giftedness. Every man that has received the gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23) and gifts of grace (Romans 12:6) is to minister to others to be a good steward.  Galatians 5:13 also tells us why Jesus gave us liberty and freedom of grace, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” You could say if you are loving, you will be serving for serving is loving. Immature people are often selfish thinking only of themselves but a person who serves is certainly not selfish but is concerned about meeting the needs of others.

 

Serving is the example Jesus set for us and what He called being the greatest (Matthew 23:11).  Serving is not a steppingstone to greatness, it is greatness.  It actually is a part of God’s plan for developing men and women of God with character and anointing. We develop as a servant of God by submitting to Jesus as we serve with the leadership He has placed us with and led us to. It is often in the pressure of relating in serving that things surface in our lives that need removed from our lives. God uses serving to help break things in us that can hinder the flow of His anointing through us. Our fleshly nature is like the alabaster box (made from Earth) that contains the precious anointing oil (made from Heaven) like we see in Mark 14:3. The woman who poured out the precious pure oil had to break the alabaster box before pouring the ointment upon Jesus’ head. The alabaster box of fleshly control in our lives (our self-will, self-interest, self-ambition, and selfish ways) can trap the precious anointing in our lives from coming out. It only comes out by breaking or the yieldedness of our will. Yieldedness of our will is an ongoing requirement and demand when we serve but it is training us to yield to God and His anointing.

 

Take a moment and think about this great statement by a great man:

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and
Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the
second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated
by love.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The Drum Major Instinct”
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, Georgia
February 4, 1968

 

 

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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