Servanthood

Connie and I had dinner recently at an incredible restaurant. From the moment we entered the building, we knew we were going to have an experience. The service was like nothing I have ever had. The food tasted delicious. The atmosphere was friendly. When we left, we both felt so fantastic and determined it was the people and their willingness to make our night special through service that made it what it was.

Have you ever thought what it would be like if everyone got motivated and chose to serve others? What would life be like if we all decided to stop looking at ourselves first and turn toward others.

In Hebrews 13:16, “Do not forget to do good and to share with others; for with such sacrifices, God is pleased.”

The idea of this scripture tells us to do good, to give to others; because, when we sacrifice for others, we please our Heavenly Father. The challenge comes in trying to implement the process. How do we serve others? What does God expect from us in order that we please Him.

If you really want to do good and bless others, it starts when you say Proverbs 3:6, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” When we acknowledge God in all our ways, we become His servant and a servant to others. It may take a directional change; it may take the loss of a dream; it may take destruction of your plans to focus on His.

And it starts with the people in your home. Your spouse. Your parents. Your children. Your friends. Your co-workers. Try it. Servanthood can be contagious. Set the example.

I want to challenge you to fill your day with random acts of kindness. Think first of the person next to you before you think of yourself. Allow the mighty power of God to flow through you to impact His kingdom and help His people.


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