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SERVING | Heather Roland

A friend of mine once shared with me her observation about the nature of Christ. She helped me to see that Jesus’s ways are often opposite to the ways we logically think in our flesh. Jesus makes the weak strong, the poor rich, the last first, his peace comes despite our circumstances and the list goes on. Could this same principal be true for serving?

We are called by God to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 says

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

But our lives are busy, and many of us feel overwhelmed by everything we have to do for our families, work, and then you add serving at church or serving others? How is there enough time in the day? Many of us struggle with anxiety or depression and our flesh tells us adding one more thing to our busy schedules will tip us over the edge.

Proverbs 11:25 says “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched and one who waters will himself be watered.” Have you experienced being the hands and feet of Jesus? Is there any better feeling than being used by God? Logic tells us we are too busy, too overwhelmed to add serving onto our to do list, but our hearts crave it. God made us in his image.

We were made to serve one another. Isn’t it just like Jesus to call us to help others and then in the act of helping it’s our hearts that are touched and renewed?

Take a moment to reflect on a time when you served and how it felt to be the hands and feet of Jesus, then say a simple prayer asking God to use you for His purpose today.