Whatever It Takes | by Kevin Meyer
Wholehearted: to be fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic and earnestly all in.
Wholeheartedness. God seems to like that. He looks for those who wholeheartedly follow Him. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Wholehearted followers are those willing to do whatever it takes.
At work, Paul describes a wholehearted servant this way: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men (Colossians 3:23).
In relationships at home or with friends, wholehearted servants are imitators of God living a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Ephesians 5:2). There is a willingness to do whatever it takes to clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Colossians 3:12).
On mission as the church, Jesus challenged us to be wholehearted witness to the world, pointing people to His love through His sacrificial death and His power available through the resurrection. A few of Jesus' last words to his disciples were quite direct. Let me paraphrase: Quit worrying about times and dates of my return. But receive power through the Holy Spirit and be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:7-8).
Right where you live, work and socialize, serve others as a witness to Jesus. God is watching to strengthen you as you wholeheartedly follow this command of Jesus. As a church community, I also want to challenge you to join us this year as we seek to wholeheartedly witness the light and love of Jesus to our surrounding community.
We will provide monthly opportunities to pray and opportunities to serve. Would you consider taking part?
We are committed to do whatever it takes to serve the West Metro in the name of Jesus. Just imagine a church community wholeheartedly doing whatever it takes to serve others in the name of Jesus.
What we know for certain is, we won't be doing this alone or in our own strength. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.