Doing Something For God

Doing Something For God

Every person in the church should accept responsibility toward doing something for God. He should do his duties faithfully toward God and be accountable to those who are over him in the Lord.

Every person doing a work for the Lord within a ministry in the church, work’s in that ministry under the authority of our Pastor.

Our Pastor is here to guide and direct us in the work we do for the Lord, and he is here to pray for us in that work, and to pray with us in that work.

There are many ministries or work’s within the church, and while some of the work’s may seem small and insignificant, all are important to make all the others to work together.

So whatever work or ministry you are working in remember this.
Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

So whether you preach, or teach, or leading the worship service, or you are greeting, are doing physical labor to keep things running smoothly we are doing it for the Lord, being thankful the Lord is giving us a work to do for Him.

1) First I want to look at Responsibility.
: the state of being the person who caused something to happen
: a duty or task that you are required or expected to do
: something that you should do because it is morally right.
Eze 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Gal 6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
We learn here, we are responsible for everything we say, and everything we do.
What we have to decide is, do we accept responsibility for doing something for God, or will we come up with excuses why we cannot.
Here is an excuse taken from scripture:
Exo 4:10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

I always thought that was a good one for me, until you read the next two verses.

Here is what God’s response was to that excuse:

Exo 4:11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
Exo 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

So once again do we accept responsibility for doing something for God, or will we have excuses for doing nothing.

2) We are Called to do a work for God.
[Called]=:  asked to start working or doing a particular task

God is calling us to do a work for Him.

Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

Once again God has given us free will, so do we accept the calling He has given us or do we refuse?

Scripture gives some examples of man’s refusal.

Jer 7:13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
Pro 1:24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
God called, you refused, God reached out, no one was concerned or cared.

Because God has given us a free will that means when it comes to God calling us, we have to make a decision.

1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

So we see here that the people did not answer, which means they are still in a state of indecision, or it means they refuse to do anything.

3) Duty: We have a duty to do a work for the Lord.
[duty]= : something that you must do because it is morally right

Ecc 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

There is a three fold duty of life:
Appropriation
Formation
Donation
First looking at Appropriation:
[Appropriation]=:  the act or an instance of setting apart for a special purpose
Appropriation in all of life’s opportunities:

Luk 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

Here we are called or appropriated-set apart to do a work, and to do it until we are called home or Jesus comes again.

Next we will look at Formation:
[Formation]=: the act of forming or creating something
Our life to be transformed:

Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Here we see we have a duty to be transformed by the changing of our thinking.

and lastly looking at Donation:
[Donation]=:  the act or an instance of donating

1Pe 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

We have a duty to donate our time and gift or gifts the Lord has given us.

We have a duty to be faithful servants.
[faithful]=: having or showing true and constant support or loyalty
: deserving trust
: keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do
1Co 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

1Ti 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

In being a faithful servant, and doing a work for God, there are rewards, we do not serve or do a work for the lord to receive rewards, we do it because we love the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Co 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

What ever work or ministry it is we are working in, we need to be doing it with a willing heart, we will always have better results when the job is enjoyable.

2Jn 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

We need to have complete focus on the job at hand to have the best possible results.

Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Again, doing a work for God, we want to strive for perfection.

In doing a work for God, we are also accountable to God for what it is we are doing, whether it is the words we speak, or the actions we perform

Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Also in doing a work for God and being accountable to God, doing a work in the church or within a ministry in the church, we are accountable to our pastor, and ministry leaders.

The church as websters defines it as

: a building that is used for Christian religious services
: religious services held in a church
: a particular Christian group

We have ministries within the church
:  the office, duties, or functions of a Pastor
:  a person or thing through which something is accomplished

There are many ministries that make up the church, and the workers in these ministries are accountable to our Pastor.
Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves!

Meaning that we are accountable to our pastor which is our spiritual watchman or overseer.

And remember that if the Lord has put a ministry on your heart, our pastor is here for guidance and direction, our pastor is here to pray for you, and to pray with you.

In closing let’s remember these two verses:

Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Everything we say and do within a ministry, we do for the Lord because we love him, and not to impress others or for self recognition, it is all for HIM! For Jesus!

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