“…Love the LORD your God and serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 11:13
I ended my blog yesterday with this statement:
- Do what you do, if that’s what you do… but know why you do it!
The point I’m trying to get across is these two blogs is; know why you are serving.
If you’re serving either out of obligation or pressure that’s only going to lead to burn out and eventually a good resentment towards the church.
If you’re serving because you feel it’s your “Christian” duty, well that’s just another item on your to do list and let’s face it, serving at church will probably start to slide to the bottom of that list anyways.
But have you ever thought of serving as an act of worship, have you ever connected serving to worshiping?
Think about it:
- Serving is an act of worship
When I finally fully grasped this concept it was a game changer for me.
I stopped serving just to serve and I started serving as an act of worship. I was no longer just serving God, I was worshiping Him as I was serving Him.
I’m going to get a little cheesy here but I want to prove a point. In Matt Redman’s song Heart of Worship in the chorus it says, “I’m sorry Lord for the thing I’ve made it” in regards to worship but I think we’ve done the same thing in regards to service.
Because we have disconnected the two, serving from worshiping.
We’ve taken worshiping God out of serving God and in return we’ve made serving God just another thing on our to do list and overtime it has fallen to the bottom of that list.
Serving God is not something to be done out of pressure or obligation.
No, it’s to be done because serving God is an act of worshiping God.
So let’s return to the heart of worship (cheesy, I know) and realize that our serving God is not about just about serving Him, it’s more than that, it’s all about worshiping Him and that’s why we do what we do!
And now you know why you do it!!!