A Life of Service
Whatever our position or status in life we are called to share God’s love in acts of service to all people. “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a command that reaches out to everyone. Paul, in Galatians 6:10, exhorts His readers, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Matthew 25:40 reads, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it for one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.”
The Good Samaritan put his good intentions into action. He not only gave his money, but, more important, he freely invested himself in the well-being of the injured person. As a servant, he was able to sublimate his own needs to the one he was serving. When the time comes, we, too, will need to “get off our donkeys and do something.” Helping may mean more than calling “911”. We may need to get involved, get our hands dirty, and go the extra mile. God may want us to be willing to move out of the limelight into the shadows and suffer some inconvenience in order to be somebody’s servant. He may request that we help others in work that seems menial, tiresome, dirty, and ill timed. Willingness to serve God means that we are prepared to do the small things or the large things—it makes no difference. Whenever any opportunity to serve presents itself, we need to make every effort to be available.
Prayer: Father, grant me a serving spirit. Open my eyes for opportunities to serve. Amen.
Blessings on your stewardship journey!