Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Servolution week- onion rings?

This last month has been an eye opener for me as a pastor. I have seen who really understand what our core values are as a church and those that have still to learn that they impact our lives. Serving our community is not an add on option for our Christianity, like onion rings with your meal.

Our maturity is not counted on how much theology or doctrine we know and can argue about, it is counted on how much like Christ we are becoming. Jesus came not to be served but to serve. Am I serving at an event or do I serve as a lifestyle?

Proverbs 31:8-9 tells us to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.” How can we speak up for those that we have no idea of their need? How can we speak up for them if we don't listen & how can we listen if we never get close enough to hear them?

When we serve, people allow us into their lives, they begin to trust us & see Christ shining through us. Then they give us permission to speak to them & speak up for them.

Don't let serving be the onion rings of your life. It is the prize, the ribeye steak. Mmmmmm.

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