Monday, July 13, 2009
No Strings Attached!
I Corinthians 13:4-5 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly,seeketh not her own ,is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.
Are you a mop-head Christian? By this, I mean, are there strings attached to the things you do for other people?
Sadly...How oft, over the years, I have met professing Christians like this. Do you a kind deed...but EXPECT something in return.
I don't mind at all requiting a good deed..and certainly giving of thanks is the right thing always to do...this IS the will of GOD concerning you!
I Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
There are some members in churches who also have this attitude when it comes to the "church" as a whole.
"I attend here...and you owe me"
What happened to YOU being a part of the church also!?
Sure the church is to be full of charity and compassion...but not to be taken advantage of.... for your own gain.
We are to be servants with charitable hearts in service to the LORD!
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.
It hurts the church when only a small handful of members do the WORK of the church. It happens in every church. A few faithful. A few hard workers.
Few: a special limited number
This should not be so.
My husband discipled me in the LORD and how thankful I am. He has such a good heart and desire to serve the LORD. He's always stressed...
Nothing should be done for self glory...self promotion...self..self..self.
All should be done to the GLORY OF GOD!!
Take the extra mile...
Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
He is so gracious in his response to this. Do things without expecting any thing in return...and be pleasantly surprised and blessed when others in turn do the same for you!
It has always proven true.
You will always be blessed in the long run..with the joy of serving the LORD with a pure heart and motive! FOR HIM!
Don't be discouraged dear Christian....it takes the good work of the LORD in our hearts to be obedient to HIS WILL. Do your part, be a testimony to others and serve the LORD with gladness.
To know His will...is to seek his ways..in HIS BOOK.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED....Do the work of the LORD with joy and a true charitable heart and the blessings will come down from heaven!
THIS IS THE DAY...I am so thankful for all the kindness and charity that has been shown to me by so many loving Saints of the LORD.