Saved to Serve
Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. (Ephesians 2:7-10 MSG)
As we talk about God knowing us and setting an anointing upon us to do and to be, I was taken back to my earlier years in ministry and a conversation I had with Pastor and Author Patrick Pinckney in regards to purpose... Listen in.
One of the great takeaways from this clip for me was this statement, "God did not create us to serve ourselves....everything serves a purpose outside of itself". As we seek God to know His will for our lives, there is one FACT that you can take to the bank.... whatever God is calling you to do, it is in some way related to you serving others for His Glory!