Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How Can I Serve?

When we think about service, we might think about customer service, getting food at a restaurant, having a hotel room cleaned for us, or the lousy service that we got the last time we had to get the computer fixed (but I'm not bitter ;-). Yes, service can be either good or bad in the commercial world, but being in the service of the Lord will never turn out poorly when we serve as unto Him out of a sincere and giving heart. How does that look in reality?
Of course, there can be ways we serve the community, the church, the sick, the poor, the needy. Yeah, the list could go on and on, but what about the way we serve in our own home? Are you giving the best we've got to those around us, those in our very own families? What does this kind of good service look like? Maybe it is writing a note to encourage your husband in his lunch bag, cookies and milk and a time to talk to mom alone after school, chauferring the kids to sports with a sincere smile on your face, or a husband folding laundry without being asked (Thanks Marriage Guy Tim! <3). Whatever you do, do it for the Lord and with a joyful heart. Bless those closest to you with service out of a selfless sacrificial heart...even if you feel they won't notice or "don't deserve it." Jesus didn't deserve death on a cross, but look how well that turned out for all of humanity who will believe in Him :-). Give service with a joyful heart, as unto the Lord, whether they notice or not, and whether they deserve it or not, and watch as your home becomes a haven of loving acts, kindness, and togetherness...serving each other and, ultimately, God.


  1. I have to admit, I've struggled off and on with this one in my marriage for many years. But you are so right! We need to "serve" our spouses as unto the Lord and because the Lord served us. I love your challenge here and am encouraged to serve my husband better today because of it! Thanks so much!

    1. I am so glad this blessed you! It helps me to remember to look at services-in-action as is easier to do laundry and dishes when there is a heart of blessing others than a chore-to-be done heart, lol :-).

  2. Thanks. You've inspired me to ask God to help me find ways to serve my honey better.