Love you all, praying for you.
From the time you were little children, every time we went to church on Sunday morning, we always asked you… “Why are we going to church today?” And even as little children you knew why. We came to Praise and we came to Serve. We didn’t come to church this week - to see if we like the music today, if it’s too loud, or too soft. We didn’t come to evaluate and critique the sermon. We didn’t come to make an appearance, to look good, or see who else looks good, or who’s with who or who’s wearing what. We come to worship – to praise the One who is worthy of every praise, and we came to serve. That’s what we go to church for. But where else do you go? And what did you come to do? What if anywhere you ever went, every time you leave the house – no matter what your destination... What if you came to praise, and you came to serve? Why else would you come? You could at least tell one person something that God has done, or even help them notice or discover what He has done for them! That’s why God gave you a testimony – to encourage their obedience, and solidify your victory – it’s overcoming for you! And the more you obey this week, the more praise and testimony you will have. Did you come to praise? Did you come to serve? Then why are you here? Here is a truth to remember – the very next place you go. If you don’t come to ;praise, if you don’t come to serve, then you come for yourself… to rest, to enjoy yourself. You’re really about you. “But this is my day off, or my vacation.” One of the biggest lies the devil tells is that if you serve you’ll be tired, or not rested, or not enjoy your time. But in truth, the time you invest in serving others, is the most rewarding, fruitful and enjoyable time you can have – because God fills you with joy and gladness, and being a blessing is the biggest blessing. Just living for yourself, is no blessing at all. Praying for you today… that everywhere you go, every thing and every place God sends you and sends you, and sends you to do, that you would do it the way you were trained to go to church. If it’s a wedding, and you’re just a guest. You can serve somebody. You can help somebody, you can encourage somebody. Your testimony can help someone, and it always helps you. Your work to help others, to lighten their load or their responsibility, God will always return to you many times over. What you sow you reap. If you sow serving, you will reap reward. If you sow praise, God will inhabit it. So what did you come to do? Praying that you will come to praise, and come to serve.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!