Serving is how Christians show the world that we are different. That we care. And that we follow someone who cares. Looking for some practical ways you can serve? Here’s what I thought of.
#1: Have an Attitude of Kindness
If you’re out-and-about with an attitude of kindness, you’re like twenty times more likely to help people and serve. Realize that there are billions of people out there who are living lives completely separate from you. It’s not all about you! It’s all about Jesus! Get that into your head, and you’ll serve more.
#2: Serve your Family
When people see you serving and loving your family, that will impact them. (Plus, it will impact your family.) It may feel harder to serve your family than anyone else, but I think it makes the most difference.
#3: Serve your Neighborhood
If you live in the suburbs, you have a great opportunity to show love to your neighbors. Here are some simple ways you can help your neighbors:
- Help rake leaves.
- Help mow.
- Help shovel.
- Help weed gardens.
That may just seem like a lot of work, and you definitely don’t have time to do that for everyone. But if you take a bit of time to care for one or two people now and then, it makes a difference.
I’m sure you could have come up with these yourself, but as always, I hope I inspired you. Go out there and serve. Jesus has good works ready for you to do. (see Ephesians 2:10)
I’ll see you next week with a post about stewardship.