Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 1:9 (KJV); For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
Service to God begins with the spirit man. This is what Paul means when he speaks of serving God with his spirit.
What kind of service is the apostle referring to?
Is it singing in the choir, being a part of the ushering team or working in the administration department of your ministry?
While all these may be forms of service, when Paul speaks of service with the spirit, he means more than the things we do with our hands and our minds.
Your spirit is the candle of the Lord (Proverbs 20:27). We serve with our spirits when we yield our hearts to God and allow Him to use us beyond the limits of our flesh and our minds.
As an example, when you dream of a sister and in your dream you see them die and then you pray about it until you avert death, that is service with your spirit.
When you suddenly think about a brother and decide to call them, only to realise that your phone call was very timely and saved them from some grave difficulty, that is service with your spirit.
This kind of service becomes more evident the more you yield to the Spirit of God and His instructions. As you follow through one instruction, you are proved faithful even for more instructions from God.
FURTHER STUDY: Job 32:8, Proverbs 20:27
GOLDEN NUGGET: Your spirit is the candle of the Lord. We serve with our spirits when we yield our hearts to God and allow Him to use us beyond the limits of our flesh and our minds.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this knowledge. I thank You for the great privilege of serving You. My heart is open to your urges and your convictions. I can never miss your instructions because I am awakened and constantly aware of what is happening in the realm of the spirit. I am ever ready to serve with my spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.