Are you guys a volleyball team? Huh, us, oh no we’re going on a mission trip to SERVE. That particular individual in the airport early Friday morning must have missed the Rom. 12:1 after the “Serve” on our missions shirts.
Romans chapter 12 talks about dedicated service to our Lord, presenting our bodies as a living & holy sacrifice. It lays out the fact that there are all different parts of the body and we need to recognize & open ourselves up to being used by God to accomplish the work in His Kingdom. There is a lot to do, and the question is, are you using your talents in a way to serve Him & others?
6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 7 if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
In Arizona, I saw so many of you giving in the ways the Lord has blessed you. We had young people teaching, encouraging, helping, serving, leading singing, smiling, laughing, rejoicing, listening, all while sharing joy, compassion, tears, & love. Everyone needs compassion, the kindness of our Savior...and perhaps you were given for such a time as this.
My challenge to the young people and to all of our family, is don’t be content to “Just” sit in a pew. Don’t get me wrong, that is encouraging, but God has so much more in store for our lives. Let Him bless you through service in His Kingdom. #GloryToGod #Serve
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