Thursday, June 14, 2012

What purpose are you serving?

Good Morning! In life, we become so consumned in our daily routines, jobs, duties etc. The reason being is because we EXPECT RESULTS such as promotions, raises, achievements and so forth. But what happens when the role(s) you've been portraying has became stale or unproductive? You may ask yourself this question, "what purpose am I serving?" Hmmm, now you may begin to ask "what area(s) in my life is lacking such purpose and what steps can be taken to improve the identified area?"

John 15:5 says: "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing". Here Jesus is emphasizing the connection between the vine and the branches. Jesus is the source of life and the source of fruitfulness. The person who has a continual intimate fellowship with Jesus will produce much fruit. Apart from that fellowship with Jesus, we will not produce fruit no matter how hard we try or how much we work at it. We can read the Bible, study it in the different languages, and study all the works of different teachers and still not have fellowship with God the Father. We can pray until we are blue in the face and still not have fellowship with Jesus. We can obey all the laws and still not have fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

In conclusion, if you've ever asked yourself this question, don't condemn yourself into thinking that God does not love you. He may be trying to get your attention and needs you to focus on Him in spite of whatever you may be going through right now. He LOVES YOU! And don't you forget it. May you continue to seek God for direction in all areas of your life and watch how He'll work it out for you.

Listed below are some words to live by:

a . SEEK: (meaning to search diligently for).  (Jeremiah 29:13).
b. CALL: (meaning to cry out).  (Jeremiah 33:3).
c. ASK: (meaning to make a sincere request). (John 15:7).
d. WAIT: (meaning to be patient to receive). (Psalms 27:14).
e. HEAR: (meaning to listen to understand). (I Samuel 3:10).
f. VOLUNTEER: (meaning to be willing to serve before asked). (Isaiah 6:8).
g. OBEY: (meaning to follow through with the instructions).  (John 10:27).

**Illustration: Take a large clear pitcher and fill it most of the way with water. Pour in just enough cooking oil until you have a thin solid layer of oil on the surface of the water. Next, take some red food coloring and pour a few large drops of the food coloring on top of the oil and watch what happens. It may take a minute or more for the food coloring to penetrate through the oil. If after a minute or so nothing happens, try adding a little more red food coloring. Now, see the water as the world and yourself as the thin layer of cooking oil. See the red food coloring as the love of God flowing through your life into the world. Don't just read this, but try it. It will be an illustration that you won't forget.

(Reference:Bearing Fruit,

Hoping everyone will have a wonderful rest of the week!


No comments: