I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
A true follower of Christ looks for every opportunity to serve others in the name of Jesus. It doesn’t take much to notice the needs of others. Certainly we have more people today dealing with the pressures of everyday life.
In our spiritual walk we either strive to serve or to be served. We either contribute or we consume. Sadly, we live in a consumer mentality world. All advertisements lure you into the thinking that you need their product to live more happily and successful. Beware because it’s easy to get caught up in this trap.
Paul showed us through his ministry how important it is to support the weak. Paul’s mindset was to give all he had to help others in their spiritual walk with Jesus. His life was dedicated to contributing for the cause of Christ and avoiding selfish consumption.
Do you have a passion to serve Christ? If so, do you have an effective plan as to how you will serve? These are questions to consider if you truly follow Jesus. Jesus desires that we have a passion to serve.
What do you have to give for the glory of God today? How can you point someone closer to Christ? Make a plan to serve someone today.
Lord, today I am going to serve You with all of my heart. Place someone on my heart and mind who needs what I have to give. Let my service to You be an example of the grace and love you have given to me.