What if we served God and His people with everything we have? Has the church settled for only good and stopped pursuing excellence? They say good is the enemy for great.
I recently visited a church in KwaZulu Natal, Hillcrest. I was incredibly amazed at what has changed in the past 5 years since my first visit. I learned a lot from just observing and helping out where I could, the sermons where just a bonus for me. I tried not to get distracted by their beautiful premises and the renovations they have done over these 5 years and focused on the way they were serving. Clearly God has been doing a work in them, he also renovated their hearts also. The growth in this church was felt and seen in every detail. They have become so excellent in their serving of the King and His people. The quality of serving went from good to great.
I have always referred myself as a servant girl but now I have a desire to be an “excellent servant girl” for Jesus. I love to serve, so totally passionate about the church. This visit has left me pursuing excellence , quality in everything I do for Him.
When I got back I started reading a book by Jim Collins called Good to Great. It’s a business book about how some companies have gone from just doing good to doing really great over years. I wanted to understand the difference between great and good, between excellent and mediocre. How can I bring my King beautiful. How can I serve Him with excellence.
I want my life to count for Him. I want to build beyond just myself, with eternity in mind. I simply just want to please Jesus more. I want all that I do to be for His “WELL DONE”. He has gifted us so we can serve his church well. ( 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
Matthew 22:37, I shall love with my ALL. Jesus requires our ALL, heart, soul and mind. A servant is all about pleasing His master. Let all that we put our hands on glorify Him. Excellence is what He deserves.
IF WE ARE JESUS’ A-TEAM THEN WHERE IS THE A + EFFORT THAT HE DESERVES.Our King deserves all things beautiful and great.
Hebrews 12:28, Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. We build to last, there is an eternal significance and crown at the end of our race. Only great things we do for Him will last. Serving is not only for Deacons but for anyone who serves in any ministry of Jesus.
1 Timothy 4:10,That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
When last did you work hard for the king not out of obligation but because you choose to give Him your A+ effort? Your great over just good. I slept late last night trying to re-size a picture just that it fits neatly in the weekly devotions I send for the church. I wanted everything to look great for Him because I have an understanding of just how privilege I am to be part of this Kingdom. It was not suppose to take that long but I am quite clueless sometimes with these things. In the morning after the email was sent I realized there were also some spelling mistakes. That really broke my heart, I was frustrated. I felt like I failed Him. I know it’s going to be quite a process to get things right but I will give this a chance. I am in pursuit for excellence. I will spend time going over and over an email before I send it out. He deserves my best. Now is not performance, It’s a heart choice.
I want to serve Him great, I want to love his people great.