By Pastor Jack Brewer, Ordained Evangelist & Founder of Serving Ministries
Before I fully submitted to God in April if 2019, one of my biggest fears was missing out on the lifestyle that I lived for over 20 years after being a collegiate and pro athlete as well as a national media personality and world traveler. To my surprise, I’ve learned that nothing can be more exhilarating than the supernatural experiences that you get while serving God. There is nothing more fulfilling than being used by Him to make an eternal difference in the lives of people while advancing His purposes in the world. (Romans 12:4-6, Revelation 4:10-11) Before we can fully serve and honor the Lord, we must first take the steps needed to serve and honor Him. Think about it, can we call someone if we do not have their phone number? Just because we pick up the phone, it doesn’t mean that the Lord is on the other line. In order to pick up the phone and call our Father, we must first follow the Bible. (Malachi 1:6-11). Just like any successful endeavor, it takes true dedication to following the proper steps.
These critical steps cannot be rushed or forced into action. Each step must be fully embraced, otherwise you may leave yourself exposed to attacks from Satan. As we pursue God and receive his blessings, we will always be tested by evil. God has anointed me to use my many experiences as a true testimony of His goodness. I am blessed to travel the world preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, from prisons and jails, to churches and youth centers; I have dedicated my life to being obedient to Gods calling on my life. -- "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Revelations 12:11
Serving Ministries 7 Steps to Following Christ Jesus
Foundation building - in order to build anything sturdy,
we must first have a solid foundation. This starts with
making sure that we have addressed things that may
or may not have been caused by our actions. The
Bible speaks a lot about curses and generational sins
that can plague your lineage. These are considered
soul ties and they must be addressed first, before you
can truly begin your relationship with the Father. We
must clean our past in order to have clean future with
God. The devil clings to the ungodly, so if past evil
soul ties remain then it will be much easier for Satan to
damage your foundation in Christ. With no foundation,
your relationship with Christ will have holes which
will become weakness. Cleansing your soul ties will
require Daily devotion and repentance. Step 1 is critical
to moving through the next 6 steps.
1 Corinthians 6:16-18
Do you not know that he who unites himself with a
prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The
two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with
the Lord is one with him in spirit. Flee from sexual
immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside
the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their
1 Thessalonians 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you
through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and
body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the authorities, against the
powers of this dark world and against the spiritual
forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will
forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
STUDYING THE WORD
Studying the word in order to feed your spirit,
cast away evil and arm yourself with the sword
to defeat the demons of the spiritual realm, we
must commit ourselves to studying the word of
God Daily. Just as we eat, drink and sleep. This
is the only way you can even pick up the phone
to speak to the Father. You must constantly feed
yourself with the word of God. This is how
you seek God, through the word. Before you
can have anything in life, you have to want it.
A strong commitment to studying Gods word
helps establish an unwavering commitment to
seek our Father in Heaven.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper
than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even
to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it
judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips;
meditate on it day and night, so that you may be
careful to do everything written in it. Then you
will be prosperous and successful.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of
this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it
and take to heart what is written in it, because
the time is near.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for
teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in
righteousness, so that the servant of God may
be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Faith can also be known as the “key” to God. If
you want to unlock a door or gate, you usually
need a key. Well, to unlock your relationship
with your Heavenly Father, your key is your
Faith. Your Faith will get you through tough
times, your Faith will give you the light when
you’re living in darkness and your Faith will
be your reminder to always Glorify and praise
the Father. Faith gives you access to God even
when things are at their worst. But before
you can have true Faith, you have to seek
God and show an unwavering desire to have a
relationship with the Father.
“...Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as
a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain,
‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.
Nothing will be impossible for you.”
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said,
rivers of living water will flow from within
2 Corinthians 5:7
“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
Fasting regularly, so that you can find the brokenness
needed to honor the Father and bow to him as the
Almighty God and King of Kings. The only way you
can hear God is if you’re broken to him. This is how you
actually understand the language that God is speaking
once he picks up the phone when you call. We sacrifice
for our families, for our friends and even for our hobbies.
Well don’t you think we need to sacrifice for the almighty
Father? Jesus died on the cross for us which is the ultimate
sacrifice. It makes sense that Jesus wouldn’t listen to us
unless we are also sacrificing for him.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those
who are crushed in spirit.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I
will give you rest.
1 Kings 21:25-27
(There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself
to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel
his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after
idols, like the Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel.)
When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on
sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around
Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty
nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he
wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten
When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for
they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting.
Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
Constant prayer is the only way to continuously cover
you, your family and all mankind with the the grace of
God. Once you have gotten to step 5, you will likely
feel the spirit of God taking over you. This is where
you unlock all that God has in store for you. This is
where you give thanks. This is where you begin to move
things in your life for the Kingdom of God. Be sure to
pray in unity and in agreement with other believers, as
this makes sure that your line of communication with
God is clear and static free!
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth
about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for
them by My Father who is in heaven.
I Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will over
power you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the
body is weak!
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of
prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and
always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
PRAISE THE FATHER
We must praise the Father, loud and boldly. This
allows our Father to open up the gates of heaven,
sending his angels to be fill you with blessings
and protection. We must praise his name around
our Families, our Friends and strangers. The
Bible calls us to praise the lord. Many of us
scream and shout for our favorite sports team
or for our favorite musician. To often we won’t
scream in praise for Jesus Christ, our Heavenly
Father. When we get to step 6, we are probably
walking different, talking different and feeling
different. Our priorities have changed. This in
itself is reason to praise the Lord. Constantly
praising God will help solidify our walk as well
as bring Gods Grace to our family, friends and
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord”
The Bible says God is a “jealous” God who
demands and desires our praise. “You shall
have no other gods before Me,” says the first
1 Chronicles 16:23-29
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good
tidings of His salvation from day to day. Tell
of His glory among the nations, His wonderful
deeds among all the peoples. For great is the
LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to
be feared above all gods.
SERVE AS JESUS DID
Serve as Jesus did. There is no better way to honor God than to serve humanity in
Jesus’ Name. When we serve, we are sharing all of the fruits that God has given
us. This keeps us steadfast in our walk with God and it is the product of each of
the first 6 steps. Number 7 is spreading Gods Love!
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but
has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without
clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and
well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same
way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without
deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God.
Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[a]?
Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered
his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working
together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to
proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to
proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do
people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and
it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before
others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles
lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with
you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not
come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”