There are people in the church who seem to just appear out of nowhere. They come early and stay late and they rarely like to be seen. They like to hide in the background where they think no one will notice. Well, I noticed and I'm going to blow the whistle right now!!
Does your church have a kitchen? Ours does. That's where these people like to hang out. They think they cannot be seen but their laughter gives them away. They're not fooling me! Not for a minute!
I think they have always been in our churches. And I believe them to be immortal because it seems like they never die. They just keep changing their shape and their names. I'm talking about the ladies that exist in every church. Humbly serving the Lord in everything they do. True servants of God.
It's not just ladies either. I have seen men performing similar tasks. Mowing lawns, fixing leaky toilets or changing the oil in the church van. These people are the most high God.
So, why do they do it? They seldom complain. And it's not like anyone asks them to. They just materialized out of thin air and begin to work. So why? On their days off they are there. Even on their vacations! But why?
The answer is The Holy Spirit. When we come believers God's Holy spirit enters us and we become . . . servants. WILLING servants. And guess what. It's addictive! Serving others is the fuel they use to demonstrate their love for God. But it's not like they HAVE to. They just do! And the flame of their faith burns brightly.
Our faith is like that. Sometimes we can burn white hot for Jesus. Sometimes the flames die down and our faith engine looses speed. It can even grind to a halt if not tended well.
So how do we keep our faith burning brightly for Jesus? How do we stayed fired up? Here is a short list of ways I have found that can get us running at full steam ahead in no time. Do these things often and your faith, and the light within you, will burn brightly. Just like the ladies in the kitchen.
- Worship - Nothing gets Christians jacked up like a powerful worship service. Singing songs to our King, praying as a community of believers, spending time with one another, learning about the great I Am is SO important.
- Pray - Spend time in prayer. Daily. Never let a day go by without praying to Jesus. Pray continuously throughout the day, before meals, or whenever the situation warrants. That's how we communicate with Jeshuwah.
- Fellowship - Spend time with other believers. BEYOND church. This is not simply time spent after a Sunday service talking about the football game. It's spending time talking about God! It's a Bible study or a small group where we can gather together and share with each other, grow closer to one another, and keep each other accountable.
- Serve - There are those ladies again! Serving others is a great way to serve God and to feel closer to others through the love we show. Sometimes people need a little Jesus in their lives. What an honor it would be if you brought Him into their lives.
"35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;" - Luke 1:35
"8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” - Acts 1:8-11