1 Peter 5:2 NLT: Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
My dear friend in Christ, today’s message is admonishing us to serve God willingly from our hearts and not grudgingly. In addition, your service to God should not be for what you want from God but because you love him. Some people have allowed their selfishness to control the way they serve God. They only seek to serve Him when they are in dare need of a favor from God or in a very difficult situation that only God can solve. Starting an assembly of people in the name of God, for the sake of what you stand to benefit from the people is certainly not from God.
God wants you to come to Him because you love Him for who He is and for the love He showed you by sending His son Jesus Christ to die in your place. This is why He wants you to care for the flocks He has entrusted in your hands. Not only as a minister but an individual living in this world. You might say I am not a minister but remember we all have people who are under our care one way or the other. As a father, mother, teacher, guardian etc. Reach out to everyone with the word of God and His ways of doing things. And your reward will be exceedingly great in heaven.
Declare to yourself loud: I will serve my God with a willing heart.
- Heavenly Father, remove every selfish spirit that is keeping me from serving you willingly.
- Holy Spirit, help me to care for the flocks the lord had entrusted to me.
- Holy Spirit, help me to love you above all other things. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
- Please add your personal intentions.