Service to God is not synonymous with service rendered to men. It is possible for someone to serve men in an industry and be deprived of his reward, of which he has labored for. Man is absolutely unreliable! But God is ever reliable because it is impossible for Him to lie (Num 23:19). He has never been indebted to any man. It’s impossible for His people to serve Him and end up regretting.
Uzziah became prosperous as long as he served Him. Jotham became mighty because he served the Lord. God is still in the business of blessing men who serve Him wholeheartedly. Here are four basic benefits you will get for serving God:
- Deliverance From Evil
‘’…Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?’’
Daniel was thrown into the Lion’s den, and he miraculously came out unscathed because he faithfully served the Lord. Even the king of Babylon – Darius, testified that Daniel served the Lord with all his heart.
God delivers His men from the calamity that has been programmed to befall them, when they serve Him. Service guarantees you divine rescue from every life issue bedeviling you. Serve God in your local Church. If you are gifted at singing, join the Choir. If you good at beating the drums or in any other aspect, join the Church workers, and stay committed in your department.
- Exception From Sickness
Exodus 23:25 (KJV)
And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and ye shall bless thy bread, and they water; and I WILL TAKE SICKNESS AWAY FROM THE MIDST OF THEE.
One of the benefits of the service we render to God is exception from sickness. The Lord will make us immune to sicknesses and diseases ravaging the world. He has promised to take sicknesses away from us.
However, when we are afflicted with any infirmity, He is committed to delivering us because we have served Him. So, when we serve Him, He takes sickness away from our body. God wants you to use your strength, power, wealth, skills, and the life He has given you, to serve Him.
There is no incurable sickness with God! And there is no sickness too difficult for God to heal. Start serving Him even if you have any infirmity in your body, which you want God to heal. He will surely heal you because healing is part of our redemptive package as believers.
2 Chronicles 26:5
And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as HE SOUGHT THE LORD, GOD MADE HIM PROSPER.
Uzziah became successful as the king of Judah because he served the Lord. The Lord allowed him to command unimaginable exploits at a tender age. Therefore, no matter your age, the early you rise to serve Him, the early you will rise in life.
Dear friend, you can be successful by serving the Lord. You are not wasting your time, when you find time to pray and study the Word. Also, you are not wasting your money, if you are using it to build churches. None of your resources is wasted if invested towards the Lord’s work. The more you labour for him, the more He makes you successful.
- Eternal Reward
And everyone that has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for MY SAKE WILL RECEIVE A HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH AND WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE.
Our reward is not limited to this earth. Hence, we are also going to be rewarded in heaven for everything we have used to serve the Lord, while on earth. The Lord will reward us both on earth and in heaven for kingdom advancement projects we carried out.
Finally, your labour is not in vain. Keep serving the Lord. Keep doing good without being wearied because in due season, you shall be rewarded. There is eternal reward for your labour towards His Kingdom. Therefore, labour tirelessly!
Thank you so much for reading and continue laboring for the Lord!
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