- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On June 25, 2017
- 68 Comments
It’s easy to serve God in obscurity and want. The true test of love is if we still serve Him when we’re famous and rich. – Edith U. Ohaja
How can we ensure we do that? This post tells us how. It explains how we can remain fervent in our worship and service to God regardless of our circumstances.
HOW TO BE FAITHFUL WHILE FLOURISHING
It appears that the faith of many is dependent on their physical and material circumstances. As a result, many call on God and cling to Him when they are sick and things are hard but forget or ignore Him when they are healthy and prosperous.
We see this everyday. Many physically fit people worship their bodies as though their vitality will last forever, forgetting the God who gives them life and strength. Similarly, many rich and famous people will laugh you to scorn if you tell them of their need for a Saviour. They feel self-sufficient, revelling in pride because of their accomplishments and public adulation.
The poor, on the other hand, fill church pews and spend many hours praying (in day time and in vigils). They attend almost every church and fellowship programme, they serve tirelessly and look up to God for a breakthrough. I’m not suggesting that church activity is a very good indication of devotion to God. We may seem to be busy for God while being personally disconnected from Him. But the person so serving is obviously doing it to show his or her faithfulness to God. The sick also call on God ceaselessly and seek prayer from many sources.
The real question is: What happens after we get the relief and elevation we seek? Do we still honour God and allow Him to pilot our lives or do we drop Him until the next crisis, health challenge or misfortune hits? (Continue reading…)
I’m grateful to Jo and Leisa for having me over at the their Penny Pinchers’ Paradise to share this. May God bless them, their families, jobs and ministry abundantly in Jesus’ name.
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