We do not serve God because he is a dictator of sorts who expects us to worship him or serve him. He does not expect us to bow down, prostrate before him and give him non-meaningful worship. He expects us to love him first. Love him first and then worship flows. Love him and then we bow down to him. Hug him. Raise our hands to him. Smile at him. Open our hearts and mouths to sing. Love him first and we will keep quiet. Listen to what he has to say.
Love him because he loved us first.
When we realize who God is, we also realize who we are. We are small. Helpless. Unable. We are not possible. We are a speck. A mere dot in something so big, the dot is never thought of in the first place to be forgotten later.
When we realize what God has done for us, we realize who we are. We are big. Resourceful. Able. We are possible. Giants. We are that dot who got the chance to be remembered.
When we realize what God has done for us, we realize what we can do. We are scientists. We are philosophers. CEOs. Doctors. Spacemen. Mountain climbers. River-rafting champions. We are world-changers. People-changers. We take care of the needy. We show compassion to the poor. We direct the lost. We shine the light to the searching.
Love him, because he first loved us.
Expect great things not because you need them. Expect great things not because it will make you popular. Not even because you have not been treated right all this time. Expect great things not because you deserve them.
Expect great things because he is able to do great things. Expect great things because you don’t deserve them but he still gives it to you. Expect great things because he gives you a chance.
Heaven is filled with reluctant people who decided to give God a chance.