Is the door to your heart open right now? Are you not a part of the church, a part of the body of the Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ? There is a great awakening on a global scale in this dispensation of life and now is the time for the body of Christ to take a stand. There is kingdom work that really needs to be done. Our faith should be actions with the right motives, reasons and obedience.

Hebrews 11:6, KJV says: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

The church should be open to service the needs of the communities and people. I am not just talking about another worship service gathering together hearing and doing nothing, but let’s do what the Bible says.

It’s sad how some people have put God into a box. Have we forgotten that the grace of God is more than enough.

Matthew 25:35-40 NIV: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

I understand some people are allowing fear to control their lives for the most part. If you’re making decisions out of fear then that’s not God. God has not given us the spirit of fear but Love, Power and Sound Mind. (2 Tim 1:7.)

So what am I saying? Small groups of people trained, mature in the faith (not age but faith), with the gear and resources needed could be used to service the people and communities.

I’m not talking about people with preexisting conditions and/or illnesses, children or those who have other issues. Eight people did all the work that was needed for the Ark in the days of Noah.

The doors of the church could be open even if only for a personal counseling for encouragement (still using social distancing). Not everyone is on social media and can join a watch group, etc. We cannot expect everyone else to do the work the church is supposed to be doing.

I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings. I’m just hoping to challenge your faith. Be led by God and not fear nor opinions of others. We must work the works of God who has called us while it is day. God deserves our best in everything.

Whatever we do should be done to the glory of God our Father. So, what are you going to do for the kingdom of God? Yes, you can make a difference and make an impact on someone’s life.

Don’t let fear control and have the victory in your life. Servant leadership is very much needed in this dispensation in time. Let’s remember that our Lord and Savior is a the Servant Leader which He displayed throughout the Bible such as washing the feet of His disciples.

“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” (John 13: 3-5)

Are you a servant leader?

Anthony A. Armstrong is senior pastor at Unity Christian Fellowship Church at Pine Bluff.

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