What service would be fitting to the Creator of the Universe?
How can you dedicate your life to the service of an infinite God? Yesterday we touched on the aspect of service to GOD- our service to our brothers and sisters. In the context of this pledge our brothers and our sisters are our fellow citizens who need our help, home and abroad. In a wider context, it means all human beings.
Today we add ‘FAITH‘ as a Service to our God.
Faith- Loving and giving is not easy; these words may sound beautiful in the songs we sing but in reality it is difficult. We must have faith that we are doing God’s will even in the face of adversity. It Is tempting to give up when the very people you are trying to help are the ones tearing you down. Ask anyone who lived with a drug addict. Having faith means that we must look beyond the trials of here and now; the rewards may or may not come in this life. You need faith to keep going because along the way there will be disappointments.
Having Faith means that we are optimistic that our efforts will be worthwhile. True Faith however is not a blind, heady optimism, it is founded on belief and trust in the God of all that is true, right, pure, lovely, noble and admirable.
So if you decide to step out in faith to set up or join a charitable organisation or to be of service to your brothers and sisters or to ‘do the right thing’, have faith that God will supply you with the willingness and ability to do what he asks you to do. I am not just saying this because it sounds good. It is actually written in the Holy Bible.
“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”
In our country we have many examples of people who stepped out in faith to help others and build this nation. I can call names of people you may have heard of in the media or who earned national awards and widespread recognition but today I challenge you to keep the faith going by supporting those around you in the ‘front line’, if you are not already there.
Where can we find citizens on the frontline?
- Places of worship
- Police Youth Clubs
- Soup kitchens
- United Way
- Homes for battered women
- Prison ministries
- Half-way houses
- Habitat for humanity
- Homework centers
- Friends of the General Hospitals
- Princess Elizabeth Home
- St. John’s Ambulance
- Childrens’ Homes & Orphanages
- Homes for the Aged
- T & T Cancer Society….
Would you pledge your support? Comment below.
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