My thoughts on Serving God:
Like many people I started off the New Year with my own ideas of resolutions, just some general thoughts and ideas but nothing official. During this time, the focus of my Sunday School class was serving God. We had many lessons that illustrated how you can serve God by serving others. One of the greatest things I have realized since becoming a Sunday School teacher is I learn more by teaching others, and by teaching these lessons to my class I learned how simple serving God can really be. While teaching this lesson and thinking about New Year resolutions, I decided to listen to God more and do more to serve him by serving others.
What some may not realize is it is generally very easy to serve God by serving others. There are so many little things that can be done to help someone in one way or another. Serving God may be as simple as sending a card to someone going through a tough time, preparing a simple meal for someone who currently cannot themselves, holding a door open for someone, provide a couple hours of child care, the list goes on and on. I am in no way saying that everyone needs to become Sunday School teachers, host a bible study, sing an inspirational solo to a congregation or do anything that may make you uncomfortable. What I am suggesting is take the time to talk to God through prayer and simply ask him what he wants you to do. I promise that with persistent and earnest prayers that God will write upon your heart exactly what he wants you to do. Once you get the answer, thank God for the opportunity and then serve like you are serving God and not man. Do your best and then ask for what is next. Like household chores, God’s work is never done so keep on serving!
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.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’