‘’So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these…? John 21:15
Today I want to ask you a few questions. Please be very honest with yourself. What is your driving force for service to God? Is it convenience or conviction? Can God truly depend on you to serve Him whether it is convenient or not? Some people serve God only when it is convenient. In other words, they say to themselves; now that I have a spouse, child or dream job, I can now serve God. On the other hand, once it is no longer convenient, I will stop serving God. When everything is working well and on target, I will serve God. I will serve God when the going is good. I will serve God as long as the testimonies keep rolling in. I call such people fair-weather Christians.
There is another group of fair-weather Christians who serve God just to solve a challenge in their lives. When praying for a life-partner, a job, a child or a business breakthrough, they are ready to do anything, even keep vigils every single night in a week. But the moment they get the answer, off they go. Is it not ironic that the blessing they were praying for becomes the reason why they are no longer available to God? You hear things like: it is because of the demands of the job or the child cries ever so often so I cannot leave him/her in the house alone, so I stay back. Or worse still you hear those in business tell you how the business meetings they scheduled clashed with the assignment that they have in church and guess which one gives way, the church.
Beloved, if you are in this category, I come today to encourage you to make a U-turn for the better. Learn from David; he got an offer to sacrifice to God but he looked at the offer and said, “I will not offer to God that which will cost me nothing”. Beloved, your service to God must go beyond convenience; be the reference point and let God be proud of you.
Further Reading: Romans 16:1-15
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 19-20 / Evening- Matthew 18:21-35