Sunday, May 24, 2020

"In Service of Others"

Reflections4Life May 24, 2020

“In Service of Others”

“I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1 

Scripture Contemplation: Romans 9; 12; Philippians 2…

As we spend this weekend celebrating Memorial Day, let us be reminded the honor it is to remember those who served and have given their lives in service of others and our freedoms. Each day we are granted is an opportunity to make a difference in not only our lives, but also the lives of others. To be in the position to help others gives us a chance to change lives.
I decree today’s Reflections will be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration, bringing comfort and peace to your heart and mind. Our Heavenly Father has given us a great gift: the opportunity to serve. When we understand the heart of a servant, then we understand the power we have to change lives. Allow God to show you how to serve and change lives.
In this life, the hope is that we would learn to give without the requirement or expectations only to receive something in return. It is much more than give and take. It is about selflessness, the ability to make a difference in the lives of others, even if you receive no recognition for what you do. It is not about being seen, or heard, but hopefully about serving and making a difference in someone else’s life.
I am in awe of every service person that makes a decision to serve their country. For whatever their reasons they make a great sacrifice, for not only self but also their families. They never know if one day may be their last while in service to their country and patriots.
When I think about the goodness of God, I think of all that He grants us every day. Mostly, I think upon the freedom He grants us to choose how we will live our lives and affect the lives of others.
Life has its ups, and downs, but it is how we live our lives personally that determines our quality of life. When we make a choice to serve others, we choose to give a part of ourselves. When we do, we open up our hearts to unknown blessings and joys.
Not everyone gets it. Not everyone understands the heart of those who desire to serve. Yet everyone receives benefits from those that choose to serve.
I give thanks and prayers for those men and women who have served and given their lives in service for the freedoms that we enjoy, and some take for granted.
I honor you for the sacrifices that you have made and for, the honor of your service. Happy Memorial Day! Blessings, to the families that made the ultimate sacrifice in servitude.
My Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity find permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. May you be blessed with the heart that has the capacity to serve others; to make a difference in the life of someone who you may never even know. Be open to the will of God. It will change your life in unexpected ways. You are blessed. Now go and be a blessing.
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