God calls his people to be cheerful givers, who joyfully invest in his Kingdom. He doesn’t want empty gifts or leftover scraps, but has called us to freely, joyfully, and obediently give back to him from all that he has blessed us with.
God has uniquely created, gifted, and called His people, not merely to be beneficiaries of His Kingdom, but to be actively engaged participants in His Church. The question is not if you’re called to serve, but where and how.
When Jesus’ disciples answered his call to come and follow him, they not only entered into a relationship with Jesus but also joined the community of Christ-followers. We are not called to be lone ranger disciples who go alone, but rather are called and gifted to be fully devoted, active, and engaged members of the body of Christ.
We often focus so much on the Great Commission, that we neglect Jesus’ “first commission” to first and foremost be his disciple. This is not a one-time decision but is rather a lifelong commitment to follow him each and every.