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.


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  1. Thank you for your helpful hints on serving. Serving is something I really enjoy. Your number one suggestion has given me an opportunity on several occasions to help others from helping people who couldn’t reach something on a high shelf (I am fairly tall) to helping an elderly person by putting their groceries in their car and taking care of their cart. If we are aware and thinking of others there are so many ways we can serve our Lord and show His love through our actions.


  2. Great ideas! We helped Mrs. Kelly (you know our neighbor across the street) by organizing a work day at her house to clean up her yard. There were about 6-8 people who showed up and it only took about two hours. And actually, what was really cool was that when I contacted some neighbors about helping, they spent several hours working over there during the week and got a lot more done! It was a blessing to Mrs. Kelly and to us! And, by the way, please be praying for Mrs. Kelly as she has cancer, is on chemotherapy medication, and isn’t doing very well!

    I enjoy your blogs!

    Love you!

    Grandma G