Hebrews 12:28-29 (NKJV) 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
As believers we should be serving God while we wait for Christ to return to bring us into His Kingdom. We are to serve God acceptably not forcibly and not grudgingly. We serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. My friend Christianity is not doing things to look good to others, and it is not being religious. Christianity is not practicing tangible, visible rituals because we look good to others. It is not an outward show of obedience. Christianity is a living, personal, and real relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Christianity is faith in action which transforms your life and anchors you in God’s Word. It is an inward heartfelt show of love. This should inspire you to worship and praise God with all your heart. My friend, grace is available to us, so that we can serve God wholeheartedly. We serve God because of love, His love for us and our love for Him. Not because it is required of us, but because of love. My friend, don’t think that a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is unimportant. And don’t think that your full dedication to God is unimportant. There may come a time when you may not even know where you stand with God. Meaning, you may not even know whether or not you truly gave your life to Christ. Remember, the evidence or the fruit of your salvation is your good works and the fruit of the Spirit that the Holy Spirit of God creates in you. My friend Christ can return at any time. You need to know where you stand with Him. Because while it is also true that God is gracious, glorious and wonderful, God is also a consuming fire to all who refuse Him.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.