A Faithful Servant: Be The One Whose Ways Please God


The Lion Loosed

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:5-6 (NIV)


The Lesson Learned

How we live out our life matters. Do we live to simply please self or our Father. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NIV): “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” Love God, love others. Work well, love well. This leads to a life well lived. Dr. Martin Luther Kings wrote: “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well…If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of Heaven and earth will have to pause and say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper, who swept his job well.’”   
Whatever we are called to do, we are to do it as unto the Lord Jesus – living our lives for an audience of One. The smile of God is far superior than the applause of the world albeit not as loud. It is uber easy to get so entangled with the ways of the world causing us to lose our perspectives in this. Jesus teaches us to watch and pray lest the enemy takes us down and wastes this one life we have been given.  
We are to take heed and consider the ways of the evil one who seeks to approach and entangle us with his baits, his methods and his wily ways. God desires for us to be diligent in this giving of ourselves fully to His work – whatever that looks like and however it fleshes out. Paul writes in Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV): “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” In all that we do, we are to bring glory to Him. When we are slothful in our work - yet claim faith - we bring a slur on the Lord Jesus. It is His desire for us to give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord whether it is a mother changing a diaper, a street sweeper sweeping, or a nurse dealing with a patient, or a whatever - do it as unto the Lord. We live our lives for an audience of One whether we realize this truth or not. Be on guard and pray to keep from falling, grumbling and complaining – all inappropriate dress for the child of the King of kings and the Lord of lords. 

Heart Savor

The Lion Roars

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 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. Then 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 men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 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. Ephesians 4:11-16 (NIV)

  • We are never to be lacking in zeal but keep our spiritual fervor serving the Lord.
  • We are to be zealous for the Lord’s great Name – through His power for His glory.
  • Create in me a pure heart and a steadfast spirit Oh Lord.