SERVE WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART
"Whatever you are doing, put your whole heart into it, as if you were doing it for the Lord and for men, knowing that there is a Master who will give you your heritage as a reward for your service" (Colossians 3:23, NEB)
Our Lord does not accept half-measure service. God demands exclusive devotion and service from His children. He also rewards the diligent servants and seekers (Heb. 11:6). A graphic presentation of a heart service in the scripture is the account of Nehemiah. The highlights of his character manifest are detailed here.
A hearty service that will be acceptable to God will first and foremost be triggered off by prayer. When he received the news of his homeland, he went into prayer that paved the way he later followed.
On Paul's initial encounter, he exclaimed, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" (Acts 9:6) When you hear well, you will serve well and serve wholeheartedly. The second step after prayer is preparation for God to use you. Any instrument that God will use
must place himself in the place of one prepared for service. Leaders must prepare themselves for difficult work
because there is no winning without warfare. Following closely is a big vision. Nobody can go beyond his vision. When Nehemiah started the work, it took him about 52 days to conclude. A study of the total scenario will reveal that he spent about four months in prayer that is about 120 days.
Laying a solid prayer foundation will cause the work to take off on God's bidding and the result will be gladdening. With preparation and vision, one will transmit to Action Machine. Check against Nehemiah consistency and progression, namely cup bearer, organizer, builder and finally rewarded
as the governor. Every hearty and enthusiastic worker will always find himself at the top in this life and the world to come
When you hear well you serve well.