Tag Archives: service

Why ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Perfect’ Leaves So Many People Unsatisfied (Vita. Consilio. 05.19.17)

How is it that some people can seemingly have it all in life but still end up unsatisfied and unhappy? Let me tell you a story about Rebbie.

Enthusiastic (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 366)

Romans 12:11-12 (NLT) Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Many people get excited about starting a new project or setting a new … Continue reading

Second Greatest Teacher (Live. Pray. Hustle. 12/10/16)

Besides failure, serving others in some capacity is the second greatest teacher. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

One Thing Is Lacking: Harmony (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 341)

1 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT) I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, … Continue reading

Letting Go of the Bird in the Hand (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 328)

2 Corinthians 9:11 (NLT) Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. God blesses us not so that … Continue reading

How Serving Results In Happiness (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 309)

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, … Continue reading

Be the Help (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/26/16)

By helping others, we help ourselves. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

How Deep Do You Live? (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 268)

Matthew 20:28 (NLT) For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. Serving and giving to others is the heartbeat of the Christian life. … Continue reading

Saved to Serve (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 266)

2 Timothy 1:9 (NLT) For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace … Continue reading

It Is How You Live that Matters (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 253)

Romans 12:5 (NLT) So it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. You will live your life for something. What you live it for is completely up to you. … Continue reading

Reflecting Grace by How We Treat People (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 251)

Luke 6:31 (NLT) Do to others as you would like them to do to you. We may not think about it like this, but each and everyone of us have people in our lives who serve us on a daily … Continue reading

Use Your Gifts Well (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 218)

1 Peter 4:10 (NLT) God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. God created us for service. We have a deep desire on the inside to … Continue reading

The Highest Calling (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 196)

Joshua 24:15 (NLT) But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. Many people believe that one must be a preacher, minister, or hold some other position in a church in order to serve the Lord. But … Continue reading

So Wonderfully Complex (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 159)

Psalm 139:13-14 (NLT) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. When God created … Continue reading

Voluntary Humility and Love (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 151)

John 10:17-18 (NLT) “The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again. No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down … Continue reading

Generous Provisions (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 143)

Psalm 37:25 (NLT) Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. David, who himself had his moments of destitution, fear, and begging for daily bread … Continue reading

We Are All Family (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 139)

3 John 5 (NLT) Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. No matter who we are, what we look like, or where … Continue reading

Connect to Something More (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 63)

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Selfishness is a … Continue reading

Prayer: Joy and Service

GOD, give us deeper understanding of life and deeper meaning to what life is all about. Lead us in Your way to richness and fullness of joy and service to others. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.

Love that Proves (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 45)

John 13:34-35 (NLT) So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my … Continue reading