Christian Service: A Reflection of Your Relationship with God
In an era where the me-first attitude thrives, the virtue of service often goes unnoticed. After all, the label “servant” is not very appealing. It is a sad reality, but many today see only power and prestige. To get to the top, that’s the mantra.
God’s ways, however, are different. He goes past power and seeks those who have the heart of a servant. God’s followers are expected to be in service—always. Non-denominational churches are a community of servants. Our service to others is a reflection of our relationship with God.
Jesus is the perfect example of a servant. He defined success not by status, but by service; a concept completely opposite from what the world knows. In the period of His ministry, He healed the sick, comforted the widows and served the multitudes and His disciples. He even went to the point of washing their feet. He demonstrated humility, an attitude everyone should have.
Our service to others is a reflection of our relationship with God. We serve others because it’s our response to how He demonstrated His love for us. When we look at service as an outflow of our love for Jesus, service becomes a privilege. It becomes an opportunity to show God’s love to others.
Never Give up Doing Good
1 Thessalonians 5:21 reminds us to hold on to the good. It’s not easy to persist in being of service to others. There are so many temptations and it’s easier to just abandon your purpose, but the Bible says we should not conform to the patterns of the world. Fix your eyes on Jesus, who is the perfect example of servanthood.
Devote yourself to the ministry, so you can grow your faith. Surround yourself with people who will inspire you to develop a heart of service.
The willingness to serve others is a virtue every Christian must have. Reflect and see what your heart yearns for. Do you want to be served or to be of service to others?