Ask yourself, why do you serve God? We all serve God for a reason. For some of us its because we’ve been going to church our entire lives, because of parental influence, or due to routine – that’s just what you do on Sundays. We are taught that Sundays consist of church, Sunday dinner, a nap, and maybe even football depending on the time of the year. But is that why we should go to church? Are those the reasons we choose to serve God?
Don’t only serve God because that’s what you’re “supposed to do.” Trust me when I say hes better than that, bigger than that, and deserves more than that. Are you best friends with your BFF because you’re supposed to have a best friend, so you just chose that one? No, that’s not why. You chose your best friend because they were there for you when no one else was. They proved themselves loyal and true to you. They loved you when you couldn’t love yourself. That’s why you chose them, because they chose you.
So tell me, how is serving God any different? Hasn’t he been there for you when no one else was? Hasn’t he loved you beyond measures? Hasn’t he proved himself faithful? Did he not choose you? I say that to say this, never let serving God become impersonal. It’s a friendship, a relationship, and a bond that should not be taken for granted.
Don’t allow yourself to settle for habit and routine when it comes to your relationship with God. Make sure it stay’s flourishing and never becomes boring. Serve God because he first loved you. Serve him because you desire to. Serve him because hes your God, best friend, savior. Serve him because you couldn’t live this life without him. Serve him because he is good and deserves to be praised.
“But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.” – 1 Samuel 12:24