ARE YOU A WORKMAN FOR GOD?
During one church devotion, we were asked to define what a workman of God is. What qualifies a person to be a workman of God? I searched and prayed until I reached the answer: A person with an undivided heart and a surrendered life.
I prayed again.“Is that it, God? Is that everything we need to be qualified as your workman?” He answered, “Be Holy.”He answered,“Be Holy.”
The Bible calls us to be holy for God is holy (1 Peter 1:16). It is such a broad word. How exactly are we going to be holy? Upon reading His word, this has been the answer:
a pure heart + a righteous mind + a humble spirit = HOLINESS.
God asks for a pure heart. Matthew 5:8 says
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Pure. No hatred. No remorse. No bitterness. Psalm 24:3 asks, “
Who has the right to go up the LORD’s hill? Who may enter His holy Temple?”
Verse 4 would give the answer: “
Those who are pure in act and in thought, those who do not worship idols or make false promises.”
Having a pure heart makes us pure in action and in thoughts. For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34).
A righteous mind. No immorality. No corruption. How is that ever possible? Everything is summed up in Philippians 4:8,
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
A humble spirit. Humble enough to receive every rebuke. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (James 4:10). In every breakthrough we receive in life, we need to bring back all the glory to God! All the praises and worship! We do not own anything–not even the glory that God alone deserves.
How can a young man keep his life pure? By obeying His commands (Psalm 119:9). Everything written above? Yes. That must be a heavy load. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith (1 John 5:3-4). Only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Writer’s Bio: Ish Cocjin is a writer and a teacher by passion and by heart. Her life has always been about a princess’ faith and a King’s faithfulness.