Mid-Week Stewardship Thought

Being a Servant

Do you wake up in the morning thinking “Whom can I serve today? Who needs some special time and attention? The answer for most of is “no.” By ourselves, we aren’t capable of changing our focus from ourselves to others. As God’s children, we know that we are called to give our time, energy, and effort to serve others. God’s Word tells us that Jesus came to serve and not to be served (Matthew 20:28). While on earth, Jesus gave us the perfect example of a giving life full of service and compassion. Jesus spent time with blind, lame, hungry, and spiritually destitute people. Only through the power of the Holy Spirit can we be changed into people who are eager and willing to serve. God is calling us to be His hands, mouths, and feet to help those who are in need. God will lead us where He wants us to serve, and opportunities for service abound. Because of God’s calling and our devotion to Him, service becomes our way of life. Service is what emanates from a life filled with love and devotion to Christ.

The neat thing is that when we help others, we end up receiving an equal or greater benefit from our acts of service. We discover that it is a greater blessing to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

Prayer: Dear Lord, grant me a serving and compassionate heart. Please open my eyes to opportunities to how I can serve You by serving others. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Blessings on your journey as a steward!

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