What do you think of when you hear we are to have a servants heart? I think of Philippians 2:3&4, which says we are to look out for the needs of others and not ourselves.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
This speaks about serving others. It means we are to think of others better than myself. This verse is very meaningful for my husband and I because we chose this verse when we were raising our four daughters. It was a great reminder during trials and “discussions.” It was good for each of us not just the girls. Many times we found real peace and contentment as we once-again focused on our instruction from our Lord and Savior.
I would like to post a few messages on this subject, “Serving Others.” There are many ways I will go with this but for tonight I thought I would share one small way I chose to serve in the busy early days of preparing for Christmas.
This is my friend Bonnie. During the Christmas Holidays when we were trying to get the house in order, decorate the tree and shop, I had the joy of serving a friend when we were both too busy. She needed to bring something over quickly with no intention of staying. However when I mentioned please have a cup of tea, she said yes. Within just a very short time we sat down and enjoyed a quick chat
over tea. We both were amazed how the Lord renewed our strength and the time in our day to accomplish all we both had to do. This is just one tiny example in our busy lives, in our busy society, in our busy families to take the time to serve a friend a cup of tea. Of course served in the pretty Christmas teacups. This is one example of serving each other. She helped me get it ready so we could hurry and yet enjoy a little relaxing time together. Thank you Bonnie.
Think about the times you have stopped the hustle-bustle of your day and sat for a brief 30 minutes to enjoy a cup of tea with a friend.
I would enjoy hearing from you. Have you served someone today?
Truly, Glenda Hotton