Submitted by dbrewer on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:54
Get Plugged In

Focus Scripture:  1 Peter 4:10, Mark 10:45
 
Finding Joy in Life

One may ask, what brings you joy in life? One joy of life that may be overlooked is the joy of serving. The scriptures mandate that we are to serve. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (I Peter 4: 10 NIV) We also see that the very God of the universe came as a Man to serve. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10: 45 NIV) This should be our example to follow. Jesus wants us to find joy in serving Him and others. We are His hands and feet. We should count it a great privilege to be able to represent Him. 
We honor God when we use the gifts He has given us to serve. We use these gifts to serve in many ways. We serve in the church by getting involved and not just sitting on the sidelines. We serve by loving our neighbor and putting others first. Love motivates us to serve. Serving is an opportunity to help. Those who serve are more content and happy with life than those who do not serve. We give of our time and talents when we serve and as believers we are called to serve. 
Is it time for you to get “plugged into serving” and be used by God in ways He would see fit? 

PRAYER:  Dear Lord, thank you for the opportunity to serve. Help me to be aware of needs around me and to use my God-given gifts and talents to meet those needs. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
 
Submitted by:  Linda Brown– BBA Volunteer, Member, Mt. Carmel Baptist 

North Carolina Baptist

Southern Baptist Convention

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