I want to live a life of service.
Wouldn’t it be rewarding to go through every day trying to see how many people we can serve, to spend our days not looking to be served ourselves, but seeking to meet the needs of others?
My husband is a great example of this quality. So often he puts fulfilling mine and our daughters’ desires ahead of his own. Just this weekend, when I was feeling a bit overwhelmed, he helped me with several household chores.
In Galatians 5:13, the “brethren” are instructed to “by love, serve one another.” This command is followed by a reminder in verse 14 that “thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Sometimes it’s easier to do service that is visible – perhaps at church or in the community. Yet for many of us, service begins at home. It’s packing lunch for our husband, cleaning up after our children, or doing the family’s laundry.
I can be encouraged as I serve if I do it as unto Christ. Whether my acts are large or small, even if they are seen by no one but God, my attitude should be to bring Him glory.
I feel like I fail so often, losing focus on others and wallowing in the pit of selfishness. However, I know that with the Holy Spirit’s help, I can follow in the footsteps of Christ and learn to be a servant.
Whom can I serve today?