Yesterday I said that I think the single most important thing you can do to change your life is to read your Bible. I believe that with all of my being, so if you only make one change, read your Bible. When you read your Bible, it will change you. It will motivate you to take next steps in your relationship with Christ and with others. Others is what I want to talk about today.
If you want to see your life change, get involved in serving others. Volunteer to serve in a ministry through your church or at a local shelter or food bank. Make it a priority in your life to be Jesus to someone. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the things that are going on in our life that we start to think that everything is about us… well guess what, it isn’t! There are so many people that are out there hurting and just longing for someone to love them with the love of God. It will be uncomfortable and inconvenient at first. Giving part of yourself away always is. The rewards though far exceed the temporary inconvenience.
This is part of what being in a local church is all about. Serving together, meeting the needs of one another and reaching out to those outside of the church are all ways for us to communicate the love of God to others. If we want to be fulfilled in our own life, it has to include serving others. Our 41st President, George Bush, said,
“…any definition of a successful life must include serving others.”
May we make it a priority in the next year to take time out for others.
Philippians 2:3 “Don’t be jealous or proud, but be humble and consider others more important than yourselves.”