Tuesday, March 31, 2009

why I serve

Why I do what I do ... why I get off on serving ... it is all because of what Jesus has done for me.  And it is Easter.  I love this time of the year.  Today, I am humbled by what I am hearing from God.  This is why I serve:
 
Romans 3:25 (nlt) ---  We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood . . . for us.
 
Romans 4:5 (nlt) --- People are declared righteous because of their faith, not because of their work.
 
This week our people are being asked to serve our community through SERVOLUTION which is simple activities, acts of kindness, pointing people to God.  This is the best way, as I am learning, to turn people toward God.  People are more impacted by our giving of ourselves without any thought of return.  I want to ask YOU to join in as well even if you are not close to us or to another church taking part in this event.  So on April 3-9 there will be activities to point people toward God and to who Jesus is and wants to be.
 
We only have hope through Jesus.  By serving others we open doors or people to experience and meet God.  Acts of kindness open those doors.
 
Why I serve is because of what Jesus has done for me.  Can you see that?  We serve a huge God that desires to use you and me to lets others meet Him.
 
Zechariah 7:9 (nlt) --- This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.
 
Serving others will make a difference in those people we serve.  And the reason I do that is because Jesus made a difference in my life.

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