Friday, August 5, 2016

reason 5 of 5 for back2school

Reason 5 of 5 for our serving through back2school is all about serving.  Serving changes the one serving and opens doors to those being served.  I believe when we serve others we figure out who we are and what our purpose is.  By serving we find the ability to do more in life. 

Serving is all about God and serving others is part of how we serve God.  Our family’s devotion reading last night spoke to this.  Read on:

Jesus tells us in Mark 8:35, “Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live” (TLB). God wired you in a way that you’ll never be happy unless you’re giving your life away in his work. You were made for something greater than yourself. The Bible calls this your mission in life. Significance doesn’t come from status, salary, or sex. It comes from service. Only by giving your life away can you feel that your life has significance.

(that comes from the daily reading of Habits of Happiness)

Significance happens, is found, grows in huge ways as we serve others.  #back2school gives us the opportunity to serve with others.  #back2school helps us meet real needs and open people to think about Jesus.

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

Pray for the impact of this weekend’s back2school outreach!

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