What do you spend most of your time doing? If you were to sit down and write out where the 24 hours of your days are spent, what would it look like? Where would serving God by serving others be on that list? How do you think your life and the lives of others would change if you did spend time in service?
This is something to really think about and inspect in our lives. We have the tendency to wake up everyday and be selfish and spend our time doing the things we desire and doing the things we think are important and not doing the things that are on God’s agenda. And in those instances, the enemy has us exactly where he wants us. He wants us to be more focused on ourselves, doing things to satisfy what we want, not sacrificing our time and efforts to someone else.
When we can live for others and not ourselves, tremendous change can happen. Not just in someone else’s life but in your own. God calls us to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily (Luke 9:23), count others as more than ourselves (Philippians 2:3).
How are you living that out? Can we turn up the voice of God and tune out our selfish desires. Can we cut off the tv, get off the couch, and give ourselves fully to the Lord Jesus Christ who sacrificed it all?
How far can we be used to grow the kingdom of Christ if we obeyed His commands and followed through in being His hands and feet here on earth?
If we want to see change around us, the change starts in us.
I pray that we be revived so that we can lead others to Christ. I pray that we are a people who ooze love. I pray we are a people who will sacrifice ourselves because God is worth it and it brings glory to His name. I pray we are a people who remember that we are God’s children and He has a job for us to do here on earth, to give Him praise and glory and to work to further His kingdom by showing love, service, and sacrifice. If God is leading you to be more involved, pray He places opportunity in your path. Reach out to your church, reach out to your neighbor, reach out to your family. Serve those around you in love and see what God will do through you.
May you be blessed and encouraged.
Cindy Witt. 4Her Ministries Inc.
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