Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Heart to Serve

This title is the name of a popular British comedy I have enjoyed watching. The scene is set in a clothing store of sorts and the main actors are workers there serving the customers. I think this question is one we all like to hear because we honestly like to be taken care of and served. Yet Jesus said,“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

Mark 10:45 is one of my many favorite verses. It's such a simple statement but it keeps my heart in check. It's so important to serve with a right heart or motives and I want to be a woman who goes around asking others, "Are you being served?" :)

Below are some verses for study:
a.        Romans 12:1-13
b.        Ephesians 6:7
c.        Colossians 3:23-25
d.        1 Peter 4:7-11
e.        1 Corinthians 12

Questions I often ask myself:
What gifts do I have from God?
How can I serve in my community or neighborhood?
How can I serve in church?
Are there ways I can serve my Christian brothers & sisters?
What are some ways I can serve my family more?
Can I find ways to serve others at work?

Quotes to inspire

Anne Frank: How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Edmund Burke: Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Emily Dickinson: If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

Marian Wright Edelman: We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Mohandas K. Gandhi: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

1 comment:

  1. Another cool quote I found:

    I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
    I awoke and saw that life was service.
    I acted and behold, service was joy.
    - Rabindranath Tagore