The final spiritual discipline I want to talk about to help us grow in our spiritual health is serving. In Matthew 20:28 it says, “Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for man”.
When Jesus came to this earth, He came to give of himself completely and to set an example for us so we could see what it looks like to serve and love each other. Galatians 5:13 reminds us, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
In the Gospel we are freed from selfishness and given the opportunity to serve one another so that the Gospel can move forward. Time is valuable- no one would argue with that, but human souls are more valuable. Isn’t being used by God the most valuable thing we can spend our time doing? There are tons of opportunities in our houses, our churches, our communities, and our workplaces to serve the Lord, but are we serving? Take some time today to seek the Lord and ask him how you can better serve others and glorify God with your life. If we will be willing to serve, we will be amazed how transforming serving others can be in our own lives.
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