Hour of visitation word 3
Bishop David Abioye
SERVING GOD WOULD ALWAYS MAKE A DIFFERENCE PART 3
THE DEMANDS FOR SERVING GOD APPROPRIATELY.
Serving God has demands. God minds details. Details determine excellence. There are terms and conditions for service of God.
If it is not acceptable, it cannot be rewardable.
Acceptable service is a product of terms and conditions.
2 Samuel 6:6
Serving God demands due order.
#1. Service must be done from the heart. Even though service is an act, it is rooted in the heart.
Do not be a religious activist.
You are not serving man but Christ.
God see your heart before he notices your acts.
1 Samuel 16:7
God looks on the heart
The heart of man are in grades
A right motive
2 chronicles 25:2
#2. Service must be with love.
1 kings 3:3-13, 1 chronic 29:3-5
Service must be love motivated.
People may applaud you, but if God does not approve you, it is fake
#3. Serve God with a clean hand.
Isaiah 52:11, psalm 4:3
You do not need more than faith to be saved but you need cleanliness to be used.
2 timothy 2:19-21
Righteousness is needed for quality service.
#4. Serve God faithfully and not face fully.
#5. Serve God willingly
2 Corinthians 8:12, 1 Corinthians 9:17
Your willingness is what determines rewards.
#6. Serve God joyfully.
When you do not serve God joyfully, he freezes your blessings.
2 Corinthians 9:6, Joel 1:12
Serve God with cheerfulness.
Don't let your looks betray your work.
#6. Serve God diligently. Give your best. Hebrews 11:6 Romans 12:11
#8. Serve God sacrificially. Go beyond your best
#9. Serve God unashamedly
Reputation mentality reduces people to the ground Hebrews 13:12-13
Identify with Christ reproach.
#10. Serve God tirelessly. Gal 6:9, Hebrews 6:10-11
Receive grace to serve God acceptably.