Does God Want Us to Serve Him?
I do not think so.
As the Providence, the History has developed, God could show his heart, love, care, worry, grief, sorrow, pain, anger and longing, desire, hope to humanity.
The fallen men so often misunderstood Him, fearing and serving His angels.
The Absolute Being can not relate directly to the relative, ceaselessly changing, immature people. His messengers dominated, and the wrath of God ideas started, God-fearing parents taught their children. How painful it was for Heavenly Parent!
Because that He is.
His long awaited, most beloved son, Jesus Christ has known it, since his early childhood. God was his real father, and took care of him in the midst of outcast, misunderstanding, tribulations. He watched all his steps, embraced his heart, and guided and taught him everything, day by day, step by step. By the time arrived, Jesus was prepared to fulfill the greatest task ever. He did not only want to make Heavenly Father happy. Jesus truly understood the core of the Eternal Heart. Our God is a parent. An Absolute Parent can not leave a devoted child behind.
Although, all the humanity for thousands of years were ignorant, still it is today, He never gave it up. Despite all the suffering, He was looking for the champions of love among our ancestors, among us.
Parents never want their children to be servants, they want to give everything, the best education, medical care, quality time, teaching everything they know and discover the whole Nature, having fun together. A servant is limited to these.
Jesus proclaimed His love, His heart, like noone else before. He did not serve God, he lived with Him in a mind and body unity. Starting to spread the news, people were and still hesitate to get rid of their old concepts. The whole Universe shows the examples of God, like a textbook, His teachings and guidance are all around us. Yet, we want to “follow”, “believe”, “serve”.
How could any parent ever wish children to “follow”, “believe”, “serve” him or her?
Any parent who has a deep, real, eternal connection to God, who was named Father.
God is not someone, sitting in a throne far away. He is our parent, whom our ancestors left, and with whom we find struggling to relate in an unchanging, eternal way due to our old concepts and convenient habits.
Do not “serve” God.
Do not “believe” God.
Do not “follow” God.
Love God, live with Him. Listen to Him. He knows all the sciences, He is the greatest composer, performer, storyteller, knows the best jokes, delights us in the valley of shades. He wants to be always with us. He is our parent. Eternal, unchanging, loving, caring.