It is a pleasure to serve Our Great and Awesome God, but there is no point serving Him for the wrong reasons.
Wrong reason to serve:
Serving Him, to be good enough for Him.
Serving him, to get something from Him.
Serving Him, to some how pay Him back.
To serve Him for any of the above reasons, is because we really don’t understand and believe His Salvation is a free gift. God gave out of His Great love for us, we cannot pay Him back through serving Him, and even try to do so is to rob Him of His Glory of loving us and giving us what we really do not deserve,
Serving Him, is our response to the love He loves us all. It is a Joy to serve, because serving out of Love, rules out ‘self’ effort, and rules out any effort for ‘self’ gain.
Live and Love to serve Our Lord and Our Friend with all that is within us.
O F J.