Worship as our Motivation
Whatever we do, wherever we are, it’s all about our vertical worship to God. Our only Reason is Christ Himself who gave Himself to us because of His great love for us. Whether we are in the Church or at home or any place else, we are given to a higher praise because we knew, everything good and great comes from Him and will always be. He truly deserves all our praises, and worship is a real life that we all live in! Psalm 29:2
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 81:9 You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. Psalm 95:6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; Psalm 100:2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Romans12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
Prayer as our Source
Only on bended knees that real resolution and reconciliation could truly be realized. Many human problems and issues can be solved and addressed if God’s people are only praying. Prayer anointed by the Holy Spirit and expressed in faith is a powerful Source for enemy’s defeat and God’s victory in our lives.
2 Chronicles 7:14-15
“14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”
“And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
“6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
“14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
1 Peter 3:12
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
People as our Reward
The Bible calls people as “joy and crown”, and “glory and joy”. When Jesus endured the Cross, it was the “joy” set before Him. And what could be greater joy for Jesus but to see mankind saved and received eternal life through His death and resurrection! Because of His passion for people, we seek souls to come under His authority and blessing. Our joy, crown, and glory is to see our friends and loved ones to know Him, develop His relationship with Him, and walk in His ways. We biblically show our fruitfulness in Him as His disciples by the people we bring and raise up for Him. People are our great reward in Christ!
“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!”
1 Thessalonians 2:20
“Indeed, you are our glory and joy.”
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he
endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
3 John 1:4
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my
Excellence as our Impact
The Spirit of Christ who dwells in us, is the Spirit of excellence who was also inside Daniel. Daniel who served before kings in his generation, rose to become a powerful influence that was unequaled among peers. He was spiritually excellent in God first before that spirit flowed to those around him. As Christians, we are to pursue spiritual, people, and ministry excellence. That excellent, example-setting spirit should be seen in all areas of our lives: personal, family, church, career, school, job, etc. It is making Jesus our true, real Lord in everything that we are and do. Letting Jesus navigate, direct, and lead our lives according to His purpose will make a sure impact for others to emulate and follow. God desires it for us and He requires it from us. This is biblical excellence that is rooted in our worship to Him!
“Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.”
“and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills”
“Bless all his skills, Lord, and be pleased with the work of his hands. Strike down those who rise against him, his foes till they rise no more.”
“The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.”
“Do you see someone skilled in their work?They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”
“If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.”
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Servanthood as our Attitude
Jesus is our only Model of true servanthood. He came not to be served but to serve. He said that if we want to be first, we must be the very last and servant of all. Those who wants to be great must become a servant. In everything that we do must reflect this attitude. The world has already discovered the value and power of this, and they called it “customer service”. Business and corporations became utterly wealthy because of this. As Christians, we enrich people’s lives and make people spiritually wealthy because of our attitude of servanthood. People feel big and great because a Christian bends over backwards to help, encourage, edify, and serve. Let us all make people feeling good by humbly serving them. And in doing so, you are in fact serving the Lord already!
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom to many.”
42“Jesus called them together and said,“You know that those who are regarded as rulers of
the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant”
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father
will honor the one who serves me.”
2 Corinthians 6:3-10
“3We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. 4Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; 5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; 6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; 7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 8 through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; 9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,”
2 Timothy 2:24
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
1Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 5:3
“not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”
Growth as our Target
As we open ourselves more to the Lordship of Christ in our lives and allow Him to use us for His glory, growth, maturity, and fruitfulness will definitely happen. This is God’s will. This is our goal for ourselves and for the people whom we are assisting in their new walk with Christ. To be fully assured and mature in the Lord is all that we truly seek. We feed on regularly on the Word of God which is making us wise for salvation. We devote ourselves in prayer and in faithfully serving Him by making ourselves available to others. We fellowship with the saints corporately and in Life Groups. We obey and please Him. We are always filled with the Holy Spirit. We are growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus. We are growing in faith and holiness.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
2 Corinthians 10:15
“Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand”
“14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
“so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God”
“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”
“Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always
wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.”
“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”
1 Peter 2:2
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation”
2 Peter 1:8
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Love, Peace, and Unity as our Strength
All human weakness, limitations, mistakes, and faults can be subdued, overcome, repaired, and restored if love, peace, and unity will be present in the Body of Christ. As Christians, we are instructed to seek and pursue all this. The strength of Christianity lies in all these virtues. May all these be the ones that the world will notice when we come around as His people. Biblically, people are unconsciously, desperately attracted to these because these are the ones that are most lacking and deficient in their lives but more needed than anything else. We Christians, already have something that the world hasn’t. We have the solution in Christ that brings true love, peace, and unity. All these are our Christian strength.
“I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
“until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
“13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”