Serve Him with All Our Being
In Ephesians we read that salvation is a free gift from God. There is nothing we can do to earn God’s favor. So why should we serve God? Why should we give generously of our time and other resources? Because the next verse says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the things He planed for us long ago.” [Eph 2:10 NLT]
Christ-followers are new creations—designed to serve God with our talents. We are created to do the good works he has planned for us. Our time, our energy and all we have are His. God has planned things for everyone of us. This may be to encourage a friend or serve refugees, to provide vocational training or discipleship for nationals in their nation, or to serve the church. God doesn’t need our help. He can do anything. But since He created us and planned for us to serve, let’s serve Him generously with all our being. One way to discover how you can use your talents is to sign up or sign in at missionnext.org. See you there.
Nelson Malwitz, Founder MissionNext
Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA and attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) in what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext, and serves in program development. He has been in 45 countries to work with leaders of leaders and see multiple cultures first hand.