The opportunity to serve others is always there, no matter how big or how small the need might be. That is one of our purposes in life: To Serve Others.
My husband and I completed our Second Step classes at church a few weeks ago. The classes were focused on what it means to serve and how we serve for the Lord. One of my favorite parts of our lesson was a chapter from A Purpose Driven Life titled "Accepting Your Assignment". The chapter talks about how we are to give something back and that we were each created for a special plan by God.
"Before I made you in your mother's womb, I chose you.
Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work." (Jeremiah 1:5)
That right there is already mind blowing. He KNEW me before I was even created. I still try to figure out who I am and the only one who truly knows me is God. He ALREADY had a special plan and purpose for me! Wow.The chapter goes on to talk about serving in ministry and serving others and why we sometimes give excuses as to why we can't serve. He sent His son to die for our sins, so we should honor God and serve him. "In God's kingdom, you have a place, a purpose, a role, and a function to full."
My take away from that reading was this:
- I was CREATED to serve God.
- I was SAVED to serve God.
- I am CALLED to serve God.
- I am COMMANDED to serve God.
God gave us talents, gifts and abilities to use for His glory and to serve others. These little lunches may not seem like much, but to God, no service is to small. If our hearts are right and it is our desire to serve God, then that is what God honors.
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do." ~ Ephesians 2:10