Living A Life Of Service

God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing. Ephesians 2:10 (NCV)

"God did not put you on earth to live for yourself. He created you to be like Christ."

There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest your life in something that will outlast it. 

The worst thing you can do is to live simply for today and to live for yourself. God did not put you on earth to live for yourself. He created you to be like Christ.

We know that Christ came to earth to do two things according to Mark 10:45: "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)

As we seek to grow and become more like Christ, we need to learn how to live a life of service. This will help us create a lasting spiritual legacy.

Today I want you to take time to meditate on the following verses about God's call to service in our lives. Pray over them and ask God to reveal new ways you can give yourself in service to those around you.

"Give yourselves completely to God - every part of you ... you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for his good purposes." (Romans 6:13b LB)

"My life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus - the work of telling others the good news about God's wonderful kindness and love." (Acts 20:24 NLT)

"Only those who give away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the good news will ever know what it means to really live." (Mark 8:35 LB)

You will never enjoy life fully - the way God intended for you to live it - until you learn it's not about you. So go, and live a life of service.


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