It is the right of every child of God to be spiritually healthy and powerful. And the Word of God shows us clearly how this is to be achieved. We can summarize it by saying that to be spiritually healthy and powerful, we must focus on doing the will of God. We have in previous episodes discussed there are three factors that empower us for spiritual health – Holiness; Intimacy and Service
We are saved to a life of intimacy and a life of service. The truth is that as a child of God, you are no longer your own, you were redeemed by God and belong to Him. So you must endeavour to glorify God with your body and honour Him with your service.
The importance of service to God is exemplified in the creation and redemption mandate. Excerpt below
“Salvation is free but when we come to Christ , we are supposed to work, we are supposed to do something to advance the cause of the Kingdom. So if we only ask God to fill our begging bowls we are acting like irresponsible children. If God never did more for me, he has already done enough. HE SAVED ME!
When we understand the value of redemption we realize that there is nothing that God is going to do for us now that is greater than what he has already done. He gave us Jesus! There is nothing greater than Jesus; there is no rent that is greater than Jesus, no beautiful house that is greater than Jesus. He can give you an estate today, 5 thousand houses…it is still not as great as what he has already given you in Christ.
So when we understand that we understand that we cannot but serve Him. What an awesome privilege it is to be born again, to be called a child of God. We were rank sinners, horrible individuals and have been brought into relationship with the Son of God and with the Father. We have been seated in heavenly places with Jesus. It’s a promotion that is indescribably beautiful. “Many Christians are looking for a Pastor to do the things that they are supposed to do and they come to church as the Pastor’s clients. “Feed me, grow me, bless me teach me, help me, meet my needs, pray so I can have answers to my problems and if I don’t have answers I’ll go to the next church” and they’re wasting their lives because one day we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
One day the books will be opened and what we’ve done with our lives be in plain sight and our lives will be assessed by the Master. He will look at us and say “how have you lived? Have you done my will ? Did you serve me ? Did you fulfill my purpose ?
John 5.17 HCSB But Jesus responded to them, “My Father is still working, and I am working also.”