Wednesday, March 16, 2016
“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.“ Galatians 5:13 NLT
In this series of devotional posts, we have been learning about the importance of being a blessing to others. As children of God, we are blessed with so much, and we have the privilege to give of our time, energy and resources (physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual) to help others.
We have been encouraged from the word of God to serve one another, to build each other up and to invest in the lives of others, and in doing so, God’s love would be demonstrated through us and His Kingdom purposes would be accomplished on the earth.
We are called to use our freedom in Christ to serve others in love – this means that our hearts are involved.
Serving from the heart involves giving our best in service, doing things in truth, and with pure motives.
Service from the heart involves transparency, vulnerability and humility.
This may seem impossible, but it can be done! It is possible to serve in love because God is love and He is in us and is working through us. As we continue to submit to Him, we learn how to give our best with an attitude that pleases Him. Even if we are serving people that we don’t know or who may not even like us, we must still serve well because we are doing it all as unto God and He deserves our best.
Sometimes the smallest thing done with love has a greater impact that something grand done without it. Love makes a difference.
Let’s put the word into action today and choose to serve with a difference. And, as we do, we can ask the Holy Spirit to help us to serve our brothers and sisters from our hearts. With God, all things are possible!
Blessings to you!