Becoming a Servant

1 Peter 2:16

Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God.

Thought for the Day:  What will we do to be of service in God’s Kingdom?

I read a devotional this morning about “The Art of Serving” by Chris Tiegreen. He gave the visual of a upscale dinner party at a nice restaurant. The visual of a servant was of the server standing to the side to meet the needs of everyone at the table. He would come when a glass was half empty and fill it, he would immediately take away a plate after a person finished the last bite, and was only there for that table and of the needs of those sitting there. The servant was hardly seen by the people in the party, but was always there. As I reflected on this and looked at my life, I realized that I am so busy that I am not a very good servant of God. A good and faithful servant gives full attention to those in need and puts “to do” lists aside. I also have excuses for not being a good servant of God.

So, how do I change this and become more of the servant God calls me to be? First, I have my “to do” list but at the very top I place one activity that helps someone in need. Second, I look around as I go through my day being observant, and immediately help someone who needs help – even if it is just picking up a dropped item. As I think about being a servant as I go through my day, more thoughts of servanthood will come my way and I will have more opportunities of service. The key is deciding what I will do with those opportunities.

Prayer:   Father, God. Thank you for bringing opportunities of service to us. Help us be observant to see where You are leading us to help those in need. Amen.


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