Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More on Service

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 3:26 PM
The final verse that I'm using this month to teach servanthood is Ephesians 6:7

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.

This verse answers the question to "how" we are supposed to serve. And wow, it has been the one that has most penetrated my heart. My goal is to teach my children to serve joyfully and wholeheartedly, no matter what. I teaching that, I have to be aware in how I serve them.

Do I serve them wholeheartedly? Sometimes. Do I serve them wholeheartedly when I get interrupted? Not so much. Do I serve my husband wholeheartedly when I'm exhausted from an almost nonstop day? Occasionally. Do I serve wholeheartedly when I'm tired? Not usually.

Why is that? Because my focus is usually on the person I'm doing something for. Often, the question in my head is "What have they done for me lately?" or "Haven't I done enough already?"

These are not the questions I should be asking. What I should be asking is, "What would I do for Jesus in this same situation?" If I begin to ask that question on a regular basis I will most likely become better at serving and develop a better servant's heart. Then I will be a better teacher of how to do service for my children.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More on Service

The final verse that I'm using this month to teach servanthood is Ephesians 6:7

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.

This verse answers the question to "how" we are supposed to serve. And wow, it has been the one that has most penetrated my heart. My goal is to teach my children to serve joyfully and wholeheartedly, no matter what. I teaching that, I have to be aware in how I serve them.

Do I serve them wholeheartedly? Sometimes. Do I serve them wholeheartedly when I get interrupted? Not so much. Do I serve my husband wholeheartedly when I'm exhausted from an almost nonstop day? Occasionally. Do I serve wholeheartedly when I'm tired? Not usually.

Why is that? Because my focus is usually on the person I'm doing something for. Often, the question in my head is "What have they done for me lately?" or "Haven't I done enough already?"

These are not the questions I should be asking. What I should be asking is, "What would I do for Jesus in this same situation?" If I begin to ask that question on a regular basis I will most likely become better at serving and develop a better servant's heart. Then I will be a better teacher of how to do service for my children.

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