Stand Out or Stand In

23 04 2015

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10

If Christ is the head of our Christian life, serving is at the heart.  When you serve, it connects your heart to the heart of Jesus.  Matthew 20:28 says, 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.”  Jesus has a servant’s heart, and so should His disciples.

The willingness to serve is a decision to be available for God’s use.  It is not a willingness to help out, or lend a hand, but rather, a willingness to serve.  Godly service is a lifestyle of putting others first and a willingness to set aside our personal agenda in order to serve others on their terms.

There may be no positive feedback, no recognition, and no special thanks.  However, a willingness to serve is the purest expression of a heart filled with Gods’ love.  When we serve, we reflect the heart of God!

Are you willing to serve?

by Carol Lopez


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