Ten Ways to Serve

extra1“Pierce my Heart to serve.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines serving as: “to answer the needs of, to be enough for, to contribute or conduce to, or to provide services that benefit or help.” Serving God is a way to help in the lives of others, and can be a way to enrich our lives as well. I’m sure that you have heard of the saying, “It’s not the gift, but the giving.” This implies to serving as well. By serving others, you have helped others and also yourself at the same time. Here are some tips for serving:

10) Getting exercise and being healthy is a great way to serve God. Our bodies are Christ’s temples, and we should treat them as such (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). So, a great way to exercise, while seeming not to exercise, is to play a game that requires movement. You can get together with friends and “serve” by playing tennis, volleyball, racquetball, or ping pong.

9) Fill a serving bowl full of your favorite snacks and enjoy a clean movie with friends!

8 ) Be an example at work by serving others in a manner that reflects God within you.

7) Give money to a worthy cause. Many churches have ongoing projects that need help. Or you can donate to a service project. St. Jude Children’s Hospital is one place you can donate to, but there are many other organizations out there, so look until you find the one that you want to support––make sure they are sound organizations that do not support unbiblical principles.

topten26) Find a service project that interests you, and then dedicate your service to completing the project.

5) Find a way, every day, to show His light within. Regardless of the sinful habits of those around you, you can pray for God to help you allow His light to be shown through your behavior and words.

4) Put others before yourself. Be willing to help someone else before doing something for yourself.

3) Remember why Jesus came: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).

2) Share Him. It is so awesome to tell others about God’s gift of salvation, and by doing so, serve His purposes of sharing the gospel with the lost.

1) Serve God as an example, as teachers, mothers, friends, and sisters in Christ (Matthew 5:19). Set an example by hanging onto your temper, practicing patience around others, and by forgiving someone who has wronged you.

Megan Skinner

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