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EPISODE 72 – THE LORD HAS NEED OF IT 2 (Motive of Service)

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Tuesday 4th April, 2023

THE LORD HAS NEED OF IT 2 (Motive of Service)

“And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord  has need of it.” Luke 19:31 (NKJV).
 
Before we finally proceed, there is a quick thought I want you to consider.
Yesterday we looked at how the Lord has need of you and your possession, for the Kingdom expansion.
From Luke 19, we saw how a donkey became a Kingdom celebrity, because He was useful to the Lord.
 
WHAT SHOULD BE YOUR MOTIVE IN GIVING YOURSELF TO THE LORD?
 
Motives make a lot of difference. They determine the extent you go for the Lord. The right motives dispel any idea of disappointment.
There are people who make themselves available and useful to the Lord because of what they will gain.
You may be easily discouraged when your motives are centered on fame, power, social standing and financial gain.
Yesterday, we realised the owners of the donkey didn’t need to be convinced with many words.
As they heard that the Master is in need of it, they didn’t argue nor ask further questions.
Which means, their motive for giving out the young donkey was the LORD.
The only reason you must give your resources or even yourself to the Lord, must be the LORD!
Doubtlessly there is honour in serving the Lord.
But we must not serve the Lord because we want to be honoured or have an elevated social standing.
Your joy should be that through your service to the Lord, many lives have been blessed and the Lord has been glorified.
Our service to the Lord blesses people. It is not to use people as crosspieces on a ladder for your personal levitation to a towering applauds, validation, and prosperity.
There has been times the emphasis moves to how the lonely donkey became honourable.
However, what we must know is that, the motive of the owners was not their personal honour and fame nor that of the donkey.
 
” …Because the Lord…” Luke 19:31 (NKJV)
 
Nobody celebrated the donkey, it was the Lord who was celebrated.
 
“So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on.
As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him.When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.” Luke 19:35-37
 
Nobody thought of the donkey, it was all about the Lord.
Your joy of service to the Lord should be that, He is seen, celebrated, praised and honoured.
John the baptist said,
 
” He must increase in importance, while I must decrease in importance. “ John 3:30 (Names of God Bible)
 
I ask you the same question I asked yesterday:
 
WHAT MORE SHOULD CHRIST SAY TO CONVINCE YOU BEFORE YOU CAN GIVE YOUR VALUABLE TREASURE?
 
We saw the little boy, who selflessly gave his lunch out to Jesus and it fed more than 5000 people.(John 6:1-15)
The young boy didn’t consider Himself. His motive was this:
 
Jesus needs it, I will trust Him with it.
 
The joy of our service and giving to the Lord is for the impact of the Lord in the lives of others.
In 2 Corinthians 12:15, Paul said,
 
” And for the sake of your souls, I will most gladly spend my money and myself.If I love you more, will you love me less?” (Berean Standard Bible)
 
From the Message Bible:
” I’d be most happy to empty my pockets, even mortgage my life, for your good. So how does it happen that the more I love you, the less I’m loved?”
 
Amplified:
” But I will very gladly spend [my own resources] and be utterly spent for your souls. If I love you greatly, am I to be loved less [by you]?”
 
And then The Passion Translation:
I am glad to give you myself and all I have for your spiritual good, even though it seems that the more I love you, the less you love me.”
 
Beloved the Lord has need of you; avail yourself for His use, not because of your selfish gains. Be motivated and inspired by His Lordship, His love and the impact of others.
 
” People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives” Proverbs 16:2 (NLT)
DIG DEEPER
(John 6:5-13; 2 Corinthians 1:6,14; James 4:3; 1 Samuel 2:3; 16:7; Proverbs 21:2; Philippians 2:20-22; Colossians 3:23 )
 
WE PRAY:
That we shall increase in the understanding of the intention of the Lord and to rightly correct our motives so that our service may not be of our selfish interests.
 
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING
Day 62: Deuteronomy 18-20
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– i serve the Lord with all of my heart.
– Whatever I do, I do as unto the Lord.
-I decrease that Christ may increase in me.
– I serve the Lord with the right motive; not for fame nor any personal interest.
– Many glorify God in me.
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!

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Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 year ago

I serve the Lord with all of my heart…
I give all best unto the Lord for his use.
Whatever I do, I do it as unto the Lord…
Thank You Lord Jesus…
Thank You for your grace Lord.

Thank You Apostle Bennie Sir

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
1 year ago

I give my all and my best to the Lord

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 year ago

Shakababaa!!

I decrease that Christ may increase in importance..

I avail myself for the Lord’s use.

GMAJOMBANE EMMANUEL
GMAJOMBANE EMMANUEL
1 year ago

Glory to God.
I serve the Lord with my all.

Sophia Opare
Sophia Opare
1 year ago

Glory to God. Many glorify God in me. I decrease that Christ may increase in me. The motive is positioned right in the name of Jesus.

Gbadegbe Mary Bumbede
Gbadegbe Mary Bumbede
1 year ago

The Lord is the reason for giving our all.

Thank you Lord
Thank you Apostle

Nuel
Nuel
1 year ago

Glorey

I avail myself for the Lord’s use. Not for my selfish gain but that through me many lives will be impacted.

Thank you Apostle Sir.

Evelyn Amoamah
Evelyn Amoamah
1 year ago

Jese needs it, I will trust Him with it. thank you Apostle for the Revelation

Sarah Amegavie
Sarah Amegavie
1 year ago

I do it for the Lord not for my personal gratification. My satisfaction is that the Lord is seen and Glorified. Thank you Jesus….All for your Glory. I’m so blessed! I’m so excited ????

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 year ago

I am convicted that my service to the Lord should not be because of pursuit of any selfish desires or fame but so that the Lord is praised and celebrated.
I give my valuable treasure to the LORD.
I donot consider myself.
This scripture caught my heart and intention,’People may be pure in their own eyes but the Lord examines our actions’.

Sulley
Sulley
1 year ago

Hallelujah! I am most gladly inspired and motivated by the Lordship of Jesus Christ and His impact in the lives of others. Glory to God

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

If Jesus needs it..I will trust him with it…No matter the cost

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

What motivates and inspire me to give my best is His Lordship, His love and the impact of others.

Amoah Eyram
Amoah Eyram
1 year ago

Thank you Lord Jesus, for in my service to you God, you are glorified

gloreeeeeeeeeey

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

Many glorify God in me.

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