Archive for ‘serve’

July 9, 2012

Good Works

The great hindrance in spiritual life is that we will look for big things to do. Jesus tool a towel…and began to wash the disciples’ feet – Oswald Chambers

I love this quote & passage because of what it represents. Kind of like my “starfish” poem post. That is, in order to make a difference you don’t have to change the whole world or move a gigantic mountain. You start with helping one person, doing one good thing for someone and then it grows. The adage of ‘the road of a hundred miles begins with the first step’ applies here. Service isn’t about you and isn’t about initially or possibly ever changing the world. Instead it’s about making a difference to that one person. Who knows what that one person will go forward and do or life they will touch because you cared like Jesus.

Blessings!!

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December 22, 2008

Volunteer

There are many places around your city that need help right now.  I know were all caught up and busy right now, but I for one am going to go to the Star of Hope Mission tomorrow and help serve.  That’s my plan and I’m sticking to it.   Help and servanthood is what this season is about too, so go and help some homeless people in need, you will feel better about what you did and help people in the process too.

‘Tis the Season

September 20, 2008

in times of need

Am I my brother’s keeper?  Yes I am.  That should be our answer when we go out to serve or think about serving.  We should be in the field helping and giving and sharing. 

When asked that question…what is your answer?

August 8, 2008

Serve

In Joshua 24:14-15 the word ‘Serve’ is stated 5 times.  If we know anything about scripture, we know that when there is a word or term that is expressed over and over, that it’s important and there is a theme going on.  We understand that in these 2 verses the word and theme here is ‘Serve’ 

So, what does it mean to serve?  Dictionary.com describes serve with many definitions and I’m picking a couple here:  to render assistance, be of use, help, to act as a servant, to render obedience or homage to(God), to provide with a regular or continuous supply of something.  These are some great definitions among others.  Probably the most likely aspect of our service to the Lord would be many varieties of these definitions. 

Let’s remember to continue to give of ourselves in service to the Lord.  It doesn’t have to be that you pack up your family and household and become a missionary right now!  It doesn’t have to be so big in size or grandiose, it can be in the little things.  Jesus said, to whom much is given, much is required.  Jesus also said, I came to serve and not to be served.  If we listen to Jesus closely, I think we realize that it’s in the mundane and daily rituals that we see Him and we serve with a servants heart to give and not just receive.  To share openly with ALL that we have, including financial gifts, spiritual acts of service, random acts of kindness, a smile or even a hug.  In this we fulfill the service and we also fill the ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’

Go serve today and give of what God has blessed you with as we all have been given gifts to serve and give back.