Weekly Devotional

SERVE

If your gift is serving others, serve them well.” Romans 12:7

 

Have you ever considered serving others as a gift that God has blessed you with? Being a servant is not a job that most people choose, but it is one of the most important things we can do to show God’s love. Galatians 5: 13 tells us, “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.”

God gives us chance after chance after chance to serve Him by serving others. It may be as simple as stopping to listen to someone who needs to talk. It may mean that you have to get your hands dirty to help someone rebuild their lives. It may mean that you have to sacrifice your time and money to be of service to someone in need. Whatever it is, we can all serve.

When we serve others, we discover gifts we did not know we had. Sometimes we get to experience miracles. We find joy and peace. We follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Our faith is increased through serving. We feel God’s presence in new ways. We are obeying God’s commandment to go and serve.

When the opportunity comes don’t say, “I don’t have time; I don’t know what I would do; I don’t have special skills; or they don’t need me.” If you are willing, God is able.

Joshua said it best in chapter 24 verse 15, “As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”