The devil likes to minimize the things we do for God as though they are meaningless, routine and small. The Lord told us that by lack of knowledge My people perish. Many scriptures talk about doing what seems like nothing special, the normal every day or putting a little effort in God’s business; brings forth great results. Look at the boy that gave God 3 loaves and 2 fishes, God feed over 5000 people by that small effort of giving to God. Small because the amount was meant to feed one person, the boy. But as a “good servant” to God, when we do things, we do them as unto the Lord. He then can multiply our labors, gifts and faith to produce results that can blow your as well as others minds. All the glory then goes to Him and if He be lifted up, than He will draw man out of hell and unto Him.
[Luk 19:17 KJV And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.]
The title of this blog is “Forsake not”. The reason I choose that title is because that’s what the goal of the devil is, for you to think it’s meaningless and forsake the things that matter to God. In doing that you bind yourself up and are not able to be used of God to the measure He would use you.
Let’s take a look at some of these scriptures and bring them into today’s everyday use.
[Deu 12:19 KJV Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.] The Levite today would be the ministry; Pastors, Elders and Preachers. Those that minister the word of God to you. When is the last time you thanked them? Taken them out for dinner, bought a gas card, gift card or washed their car? What about praying for them? That should be top on your prayers every day. By taking care of or “forsake not” them, you ensure your soul.
[Pro 1:8 KJV My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:] The Father is God and the Mother is the church. God gives instructions to the ministry and they in turn set those in the way of standards, protocol, the rules or “laws” of the churches behavior. God placed you in that body for a reason. Don’t judge the Laws of another Mother, for each house has what it needs to make it.
[Neh 10:39 KJV For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.] What does the physical church look like? What does the spiritual church look like? Is the grass over grown or the pews left with trash? Are you picking up after yourself or leaving it for someone else to do? What about the spiritual church; is there talk about God during times of gatherings & fun? Do you only pray with people at church? When’s the last time you had people over for dinner & encouraged them in God words? What about bringing a case of water in for the choir? Or fasting for someone. What does the “house” of God need and then don’t forsake it.
[Heb 10:25 KJV Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.] Be faithful to church, church functions and gatherings. But also assemble in unity. When the ministry calls for a fast, fast. When it calls for a work day, work it. When it calls to pray, pray. When the preacher is walking your log, amen the preacher. Assemble: to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole. We are fitly framed together, to work together as one whole body. Don’t be a cut off toe, the body is affected when you forsake the assembling together.
Forsake not God. He is the prize, the mark, the reason and reward. He should be the Love of your life. Don’t forsake Him for idols, sin or anything else you can put before Him. Be in atonement (at one with) Him. You made a covenant when you were baptized in His name. Remind yourself daily that everything you do “great” or “small”, do it unto the Lord. And the thing is [1Sa 12:22 KJV For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.]
Submitted by: Tina Marie