Willing to Serve

Ephesians 4:11-12

This morning we have honored our veterans. I believe that is proper for us to do so. It is not so much the individual, but rather their service that we honor. Whether they were drafted by their country, like my father, or whether they volunteered to serve their country. It doesn't matter if their service took them to foreign shores, or they remained stateside. It doesn't matter if they served in time of conflict or in time of peace…their service is worthy of our honor. We salute them and thank them for their willingness to serve our country.

The Word of God has a great deal to say about one's willingness to serve God. King David asked the people an important question as preparation was being made for the construction of the Temple.

Willing service is honorable. Willing service is acceptable. Willing service is expected. I want to take some time this morning to challenge each of us concerning willing service. Why should we be willing to serve God? Is it really important for us to do so? Why not just let someone else do it? These are real questions that we each need to answer, and I believe this day is a perfect opportunity to consider our willing service to the Lord.

I. We Fulfill God's Purpose

II. We Reflect God's Glory

III. We Impact Eternity

Why should we be willing to serve God? It is how we fulfill His purpose for our lives, it reflects His glory to those around us, and it will make an impact for all eternity!

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior this morning? If not, realize that it is God's desire for you to know Him. He's not willing that any should perish! Come today and allow us the privilege of sharing His wonderful gift of salvation with you today.

Christian, are we serving Him willingly? If not, may I encourage you to come today and volunteer for service? Isaiah said, 'Here am I Lord, send me!' Will you come today. It will make a difference for all eternity!