We get caught up in all kinds of activities, but we need to continually ask ourselves "what is most important in my life? What do I really care about?" When we answer those two questions, hopefully it will say we are committed to God.
Jesus outwitted the Pharisees at their own game. Notice that after he told them, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's," the Pharisees were speechless. They had no more questions for him. Matthew reports that "they were amazed; and they left him and went away." Many people never really discover the giving themselves totally to God. Like the Pharisees they hear the truth but go away without another word.
I receive much joy from serving God through the church. When someone moves into our community--there is a place here for them to worship. When someone walks into the church office during the week feeling the burdens of life--there is someone to talk too. When someone has many questions and is searching for meaning to their lives--the church is here to help them find answers and meaning. It is a joy to give ourselves fully to God.