Sunday, June 7, 2009

Send me to uplift

Isaiah 6:1-8, Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40, Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17



How many of us volunteer for a cause that we believe in or a charity we support? We will do anything to support something we are moved by, either financially or physically. Well, it is the same with our faith. We must be willing to volunteer ourselves to the cause of uplifting our fellow man and exposing them to the truth about our faith.

Many of us know the Scripture from John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." What we do not remember is that this is a part of a conversation Jesus Christ had with a wealthy man named Nicodemus, who was seeking enlightenment and favor from God.

Jesus was basically recruiting Nicodemus to serve in order to inherit the reward of eternal life with the Father. It is our service to God that truly expresses our faith and invokes the Spirit within us. And we know from our teachings that the Spirit that dwells within us is not a spirit of fear or servitude, but a Spirit of confidence and leadership.

In order to fully enjoy the power that we inherited when we claimed our rightful salvation that Jesus was sent on Earth to secure, we must be willing to share the good news with others and perform service for the Lord, in various capacities. Our lives should always be a living testimony to the glory of God.

So go out and serve the Lord. Since our strength comes from Him, He will provide all the resources we will need to succeed. Again, it is all about exercising our faith so that we may inherit our rightful place in the Kingdom and be receptive to the truth. It is time for us to say to God, "Lord, send me".