Our Job Description is a four-part Devotional series that addresses our duties to God and humanity.
When I interviewed for the position of Quality Nurse with a major insurance company, I noticed that the interview was conducted very differently from my former interviews for Clinical Nursing positions. After I successfully answered the initial list of questions, the interviewer gave me a copy of the job description to review and the opportunity to ask clarification questions. I was provided with a thorough understanding of the expectations of the position, which led to the deal-breaking question. The interviewer smiled as she asked, “Are you still interested in working for our company as a Quality Nurse? to which I responded affirmatively.
Are you aware that when you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior that you agreed to fulfill the requirements of a Believer? Although we cannot work our way to Heaven or receive Eternal life by doing good deeds, God has strict commands that do not allow for exceptions to the rules. Even so, our job description is not complex: Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws, and his commands always. Deuteronomy 11:1
The Bible, which is the Voice of God, reveals God’s expectations of those who serve Him. If you obey and do your part, then you can count on God to fulfill His promises. The qualifications for Believers are love, faith, trust, and obedience. No prior experience or degree is required.
What does God require of us?
- Believe: that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
- Love God: Jesus declared, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. …Matthew 22:37-38.
It is impossible to serve God if you do not possess intense love for Him. Loving God means that we put God first, every time and at all times. Lord, I place my life in your hands. What will you have me to do? Amen. This prayer is an indication that we are ready to put all of our desires aside. Our commitment to obey and faithfully trust in God is a covenant vow that we strive to keep despite our circumstances.
I like to think of loving God with all of my heart, soul, and mind as feeling so desperate that I cannot live without Him.
Thought for today: The next time you are faced with the temptation to sin, remind yourself out loud, God, I love you more than the desire to sin.
Bible verse: And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 1:6
God, thank you for loving us unconditionally and for giving us the ability to love. We commit to loving you with all of our hearts, souls, and minds. From today forward, we will faithfully serve and trust in you for as long as we live. Please give us strength in the times when we are weak, and may we have the desire to live with you forever in the New Heaven and New Earth. We pray this prayer in the Worthy Name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Our Job Description, part 2, will focus on our relationship with others.
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