Servanthood is ageless; we never outgrow its call. Paul wrote: “Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, ‘How can I help?'” [Romans 15:1-2 The Message]
A day well begun is a day we ask that question: Lord, what does my service to others look like today? Whether we’re giving time to listen, giving emotional support, or serving in some way with our hands, we can lessen the load of another who is faltering, losing strength or momentum, in some way.
Prayer support has been the greatest gift anyone could ever lend to me and my family. Not a day goes by that I don’t thank the Lord for those who rally around us ~ who love us unconditionally ~ and who ask the simple question: “How can I help?”
We need one another. That will not change as long as we live on this earth. Father God intended it to be this way. Sensitivity to another’s needs are the rich connectors that bond us together in this amazing Body of Christ. Will it be convenient? Most of the time it will not. Servanthood calls for selflessness…the dying of introspection, entitlement, or self-absorption that could otherwise rule our souls.
In servanthood, we offer our time, our hearts, our hands, and sometimes our means to make the way easier for the faltering one[s]. Those who keep their lives selfishly to themselves lose out; those who give away their lives for the sake of another, find its richness.