The Call to Serving God:
Date: 8th January 2023.
Venue: A.I.C Kamangu.
Purpose: Delivering Rev. John King’atwa to the Church.
Recipients: Faithful and guests of AIC Kamangu and Rev. King’atwa’s friends.
Scriptures of the day: Galatians 6:9-NIV: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Subject: The call to serving God:
- In humanitarian acts.
- Without being impatience.
- Has an eternal Reward.
Introduction: Of a lady who willingly got a call to serve God through Tkig care of an elderly mother; with imputed leg. Her daughter is married far away where she can’t make it to travel daily or monthly to take care of her mother. Her one son is a DDO and can’t take care of his mother. The lady took a very good care of an elderly for 10good years without any ransom. She eventually died; after two years the far away daughter came with her husband to appreciate the lady. She was given a one acre piece of land.
God Has called us to serve Him but in different fields and mission. Today we get into the subject and let us walk together to the end.
- In humanitarian acts. – Adjective- concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare. Noun- a person who seeks to promote human welfare. Humanitarian aid is material and logistic assistance to people who need help. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by the government and other institutions replaces it. Among the people in need are the homeless, refugees, and victims of natural disasters, wars, and famines.
“Those who are gracious to the poor lend to the Lord, and the Lord will fully repay them.” The Good News: In many ways, the mere act of being charitable is its own reward. But as this verse notes, being compassionate to people who are less fortunate is also something that God will reward.
“Those who are gracious to the poor lend to the Lord, and the Lord will fully repay them.” The Good News: In many ways, the mere act of being charitable is its own reward. But as this verse notes, being compassionate to people who are less fortunate is also something that God will reward
- Without being impatience. Noun- the tendency to be impatient; irritability or restlessness. not patient : impatience person is restless or short of temper especially under irritation, delay, or opposition. Example of an Impatience is the tendency to be irritable or easily frustrated. A bus driver’s impatience often results in her yelling, honking her horn, and gesturing angrily at other drivers. If you are easily annoyed or provoked, your impatience is showing.
Impatience: People with a Type A personality often feel like they’re constantly racing against the clock. Competitiveness: People with a Type A personality are highly competitive and so might criticize themselves a lot when they fail to “win.” People with Type A personalities experience more job-related stress and less job satisfaction. They tend to set high expectations for themselves, and may believe others have these same high expectations of them as well. Moreover, Type A students tend to earn higher grades than Type B students, and Type-A faculty members were shown to be more productive than their Type B behavior counterparts. Type A people were said to be hasty, impatient, impulsive, hyperalert, potentially hostile, and angry. Research has also shown that Type A personalities may be used to deal with reality or avoiding difficult realizations. Therefore, those with Type A may use certain defenses or ways of dealing with reality to avoid difficult realizations.[clarification needed] For example, one study found that the those with Type A personality are more likely to show higher levels of denial, than Type B, in stressful situations.
- An impatience person is very dangerous to deal with. Saul, the first king of Israel, was a great example of a hasty or impatient person in the Bible who paid dearly for his hastiness or impatience. Saul took no delight in waiting patiently for God for anything. Consequently, he suffered great losses in life.
- Saul knew the sacrifice was only to be offered by the prophet, Samuel, yet he ordered the people to “bring the burnt offering here to me.” They did so and Saul took it upon himself to offer the sacrifice.
- Many factors can cause or contribute to irritability, including life stress, a lack of sleep, low blood sugar levels, and hormonal changes. Extreme irritability, or feeling irritable for an extended period, can sometimes indicate an underlying condition, such as an infection or diabetes.
- Impatience people are not even stable in church matters; they keep on moving from church to church.
- They don’t even sustain marriages and if they do, they are many of them womanizers and vise vasa.
- They changes one faculty to the other in the universities and thus makes them live a confused life.
Working for God requires a lot of patience than anything else. He expect much from us and we must be very faithful. The time is abying but that doesn’t mean we became impatient on any matter.
- Has an eternal Reward. – noun- a thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement. Verb- give something to (someone) in recognition of their services, efforts, or achievements.
- Everything done under the sun has a reward, whether good or evil.
- It doesn’t matter where you do it at; with who and for how long; but there is a reward.
- The zeal to keeping on doing good has its own source within or without
- What you see or promised after a certain work, motivates you on the job.
- Many of us Christians begins our lives with eagerness and enthusiasm. But then they slowly become weary.
- Remember your first days of;
- Salvation. You never missed church, fellowship, praying, Bible study among others
- Leadership. Very zealous in attending all meetings, dressing for the same and even raising agendas and powerful points.
- Ushirika wa wake/waume/wanalika. Very attentive in trainings/teachings and never missed without an excuse. Always in the uniform whenever needed, contributed to all activities willingly.
- Your marriage. Always texting and calling your spouse three times a day like doctor’s prescription, dressed to impress your spouse, fought for him/her and promised heaven when you didn’t know the gate to the place. Gave birth to that man’s children…
- At work. Very faithful in reporting and leaving time, very productive and zealous, and so much trusted with lots of responsibilities and secrets….
- In a relationship. Calls every now and then, holding each other in publics, sweet names for each other, promises and sweet moments…..
- Some even stop running altogether (Gal. 5:7) they no longer are involved in anything good for the church and services to humanity.
- Have started being weary and quitting and abandoning the given responsibilities entrusted to unapologetically.
- Others have even stopped attending morning prayers, church services, weekly fellowship, teaching Sunday school, joint fellowships and other things that are godly and benefiting to their souls.
- Others do not even give their gifts to the church, offering, tithes and services to their pastor because they think doing so will add them points.
Young and middle aged have lacked respect for God in the church, thus dressing for beauty and impression instead for worship to God.
Are you here among us today who are weary? Just call upon the Lord, who gives strength to the weary- (Isaiah 40: 29-31).
Just fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and the parfector of our faith; that you may not grow weary and lose heart- (Hebrew 12:3)
Remember the reward that are being preserved for us in heaven- (I Peter 1: 3-4).
If we do not became weary, we therefore will reap a harvest of righteousness in this world and in the world to come, that is life eternal- (II Timothy 4: 7-8).
In the name of God the Fathar, Son and the Holy Spirit.
AMEN and AMEN.