Thursday, June 9, 2016

choose to serve others

If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

There is nothing better than the stuff that happens when we make much of helping people.  It could be the simple act of letting someone go in front of you at the grocery store or as difficult of mowing a yard or paying a bill for a neighbor.

The act of serving another person changes you and others.  I sat with a group of church leaders early this week and talked about an opportunity to serve.  It was obvious that no one in the room was concerned about who or whose church gets the credit.  Each one wanted to serve others!  Now, that was incredible.

Here are a few quotes that have crossed my path this week:

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. --- Mahatma Gandhi

If you can't do great things, Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can't do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can't do them with a little love, do them anyway.  Love grows when people serve.  John Ortberg

If you're not making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better. Will Smith

3 different people.  One from history, one pastor and writer from our day, and the other an actor who has starred in some of the greatest movies of my time… each has shown to be a servant and a giver.  We need to learn from others.

Find a way to serve.  Find a place to serve.  There are plenty of people around you who have a need that you can meet.  But the biggest thing people need is to see what love looks like.  May we exemplify the same that Jesus lived for others to see

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

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