8:24 grace through service

Morning routines are easier when I think of myself as one who serves.

Even my smallest acts of service (pack lunch, find socks, fluff up shirt, sign homework, fix hair) can be substantial in terms of the impact they have on others in my family. God gives us different gifts and different seasons to administer those gifts to those around us.  .    

Is your tendency to be someone who serves?  This week, consider some of the small acts of service that you perform each day in terms of a way to bring God’s love to others. Making your child’s bed, getting a cup of coffee for a co-worker, holding the door open, or making someone’s life a little easier by dropping a meal off at dinner time. Think of other ways that might stretch you a little more by considering some of the gifts that God has given you and how you might use them to serve those who are in the greatest place of neediness.

Consider this Scripture that encourages us to use our gifts to serve:

 1 Peter 4:10

10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

God’s word tells us that our acts of service will administer grace to others.  Ask God to bring to mind the people in your life who could use an extra measure of God’s grace this week and then find a way to serve them! We are responsible for using our gifts not only to live a life of great purpose, but also to bring God’s love and grace to the world around us.

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