Yesterday’s post had to do with service:
Focusing on Veteran’s Day and military service.
I alluded to the fact that there are many ways
To serve, but I didn’t elaborate on that.
Did you read that line and pause?
Did you think about the expanded meaning
Of service – the act of serving – and its
Relationship to Christian living?
I did! But, I decided to wait until today
To embrace the myriad of ways
We enjoy and benefit from serving.
We are encouraged to “Be Servants!”
Scripture calls us to serve others in love as Galatians 5:13 says,
“For you were called to freedom, brothers [and sisters].
Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh,
but through love serve one another.”
Having a servant’s heart means to help others in love
without expecting something in return,
serving in appreciation of the gifts
God has already given us.
Opening my heart
Aware of God’s calling
In my Daily Word from Unity.org today,
I was inspired by the message of “Guidance.”
In it, the writer embraced serving,
reminding us that as we prepare to do so,
we need to listen to the still, small voice
of the Holy Spirit within us.
“There are many ways of connecting with Spirit,
but the first is by letting go.
I must first release the situation
I want guidance about.
With my human self out of the way,
I stop my mind from trying to
figure out the answer.
After letting go,
enjoy some devotional reading time,
and become aware of God’s [presence]…”
Jesus was the consummate servant.
His Holy Spirit puts in each of us a servant’s heart.
Serving others is one of our main purposes in life!
“38 Give, and it will be given to you.Luke 6:38
A good measure, pressed down,
shaken together and running over,
will be poured into your lap.
For with the measure you use,
it will be measured to you.”
A new commandment I give you:John 13:34-35
Love one another.
As I have loved you,
so you must love one another.
By this everyone will know
that you are My disciples,
if you love one another.
Pray With Me
keep my focus
on the one thing
You have commanded:
that I love others
as You have loved me.
Give me a servant’s heart
that I may love in word and action”
EMBRACE SERVING TODAY, MY FRIENDS.
What will you do today to demonstrate your love in action?
Thanks for visiting today.
See ya tomorrow (God willing)