How To Serve God With All Your Heart?

How To Serve God With All Your Heart
Download Article Download Article Perhaps you grew up with God and a spiritual faith in your life, or you’re new to the experience. Regardless of where you are on your path of faith, there are plenty of ways you can serve God every day. From actively going out of your way to serve Him, to simply having love in your heart and being a good person, serving God can be done in almost every aspect of your life.

  1. 1 Develop a relationship with God. To start serving God, you have to discover who God is to you. Is your relationship with God something you fall back on in your time of need? Or is He someone you communicate with every day?
    • Your relationship with God will help you to serve him through your thoughts and actions.
    • Think about your own life and what God has given you.
  2. 2 Pray to God. You don’t have to be in a church or on your knees to pray; you can just talk to God as a form of prayer. You can find specific prayers for almost any situation in your life, or you can simply ask God to help you with you a problem. You can pray for guidance, peace, or any number of things that are on your mind.
    • Prayer is a way of serving God that can be very beneficial to you as it’s a way of letting your faith guide you while you learn to focus on what’s happening in your life and address any issues.
    • Prayer is not a way to ignore what’s happening in your life, nor should it be used as a means to ask God for things, as He’s not a genie who grants wishes.
    • Serving God through prayer is sort of the first step on the path to serving God throughout your whole life and through your faith in Him.

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  3. 3 Study your Bible. Reading your bible, or whatever text is considered sacred in your religion is another form of prayer and service to God. Reading the text can give you guidance if you are feeling astray, inspire you, and even give you some lessons in how to serve God.
    • Join a bible study group where you can learn how to interpret the text with other followers. Once you understand the Bible you can help others to do the same.
    • As you read the Bible, think about how it reflects on your own life.
    • You don’t have to read your bible from beginning to end, you can just find books or passages that you feel connect you to God.
  4. 4 Give thanks to God. Remember to take a moment sometimes and give thanks for what God has given you, or helped you get on your own.
    • If you are Christian you can do this at church, before a meal, at bedtime, or whenever you feel like it. Just take a moment and thank God for what He has given you, whether it’s the food on your table or the clothes on your back.
    • If you practice another religion like Hinduism, the basic practice is to thank God three times a day. The three times are: after you get up in the morning, before your midday meal, and before bed.
    • Whether it’s before a meal, before bed, or whenever you have a free moment, take a minute to thank God for giving you the tools you need in your life to succeed.
  5. 5 Get strength from God. There’s a proverb about a single pair of footprints in the sand during the worst points in your life. And the message of the proverb is that when you thought you were on your own during those hardest parts of your life, God carried you through. Serving God can come from letting him give you strength when you need it most by simply putting your faith in him.
    • Getting strength from God isn’t always the easiest concept. After all, how is God going to make you physically stronger? He won’t, but you can use your faith in him to find strength in your daily life.
    • Maybe you are quick to anger. When you feel your blood beginning to boil, take a moment and just pray to God for peace. Ask to find the strength to stay calm and let things roll off your back. Taking a minute to just breathe and pray can help you calm down.
    • Perhaps you are having a difficult time coping with something in your life; by praying for strength, you may find that you have the ability to cope better.
    • Getting strength from God will a lot of the time come down to faith and the knowledge that you are never walking alone, that He is there to pick you up if you fall.
  6. 6 Pray with others. Maybe a friend or someone you don’t know very well needs some help or is having a hard time. Praying with them, if they’re open to it, or even praying for them can go a long way.
    • You shouldn’t force anyone to pray with you or condemn them for not serving God in the same way that you do.
    • If someone isn’t comfortable with prayer or doesn’t believe in God, then you can serve Him by praying to God that this person finds the peace, strength, and faith they need in their life.
  7. 7 Pray with your family. A family that prays together stays together. Serving God isn’t always an individual thing. When you and your family give thanks and all have faith, you are serving God together.
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  1. 1 Be a mentor. You can serve God by being a mentor or positive role model to someone who may be younger than you, or even around your age.
    • You can help a younger family member who needs guidance, or you could join a Big Brother/Big Sister program.
    • Putting someone ahead of you and helping others are great ways to serve.
  2. 2 Volunteer in your community. Volunteering is another great way to serve God and can be done in many ways.
    • You can volunteer at a local food shelter or soup kitchen.
    • You can also serve God through cleaning up your neighborhood or being part of a neighborhood watch, and protecting those in your community you love.
    • Remember that serving God can be as simple as helping out a neighbor with a small task or favor and doesn’t have to be a big grand gesture.
  3. 3 Give what you don’t need. If you’ve studied your bible you’ll know that there are countless passages about only taking what you need and helping others by giving what you don’t need.
    • This is a great way to serve God as you can easily look around your home and find things you don’t use or need anymore to give away.
    • Instead of throwing out old clothes or furniture you can donate them to places like Goodwill.
    • You can also donate any extra canned food you may have to your local food shelter.
  4. 4 Go out of your way to help someone in need. You can always serve God by being the Good Samaritan. If you see someone in need, try to help them.
    • You don’t have to do something grand as helping someone can be as simple as opening a door and picking up something someone may have dropped.
  5. 5 Pay it forward. Remember a time when someone helped you out with something? Well, now it’s your turn. Do the same for someone who could use your help.
    • Maybe someone let you merge ahead in traffic or in a line at the store. Now it’s your time to do the same for someone else.
    • Paying it forward is a great way to serve God and doing something good for someone else will make you feel good as well. It’s a win-win.
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  1. 1 Start going to church. What better way to serve God? Even if you are unable to go, you can always find a time a couple of times a week to quietly reflect, pray, and read the Bible.
    • Going to church is one of the most common ways people serve God. Even if it’s not your favorite activity, try and use that time to forget about any troubles you may have in your life and focus on your relationship with God.
    • Church can be a very spiritual and cleansing experience not unlike meditation or exercise. In this case, you’re just exercising your faith.
  2. 2 Spread the word about God. Tell other people about Him or invite them to church. Don’t be ashamed of God, He’s your creator.
    • However, just as you shouldn’t be ashamed of God, this doesn’t mean that you should shove him down someone’s throat. Serving God doesn’t mean forcing Him on others.
  3. 3 Stay humble about your accomplishments. Serving God doesn’t mean toting your accomplishments and good fortune. It means thanking Him for what he has blessed you with and remaining humble about it.
    • Quietly reflect on how your faith has given you a fortune and remember that it’s your job to use it to help those in need.
    • Maybe you got a big promotion at work. Don’t go around bragging about it, instead use your new status to make your workplace better or help your coworkers when they might need guidance.
    • If you win an award for something or have received recognition for an accomplishment, remember that God gave you the tools you needed and chances are you didn’t accomplish this alone. Serve God by setting an example of humility that others can follow.
  4. 4 Teach your kids about God. If you’re a parent you know how much your children look up to you and learn from you. And leading by example is never more important than when it pertains to your kids. A great way to serve God is to introduce Him into your children’s lives.
    • Read books to your kids that teach them about spirituality.
    • Show them how God exists in their daily life and teach them how to walk with God in their hearts using examples from the Bible or real life.
  5. 5 Let God inform your actions. When you are frustrated or in a hurry to be somewhere or accomplish a task, it can be easy to lose sight of how to serve God. Pause and think about how He would want you to act.
    • This can also be a sort of prayer to God. It’s good to pause sometimes and take a moment to ask yourself, “How does God want me to act?”
    • Letting God and your faith in Him help you decide how to act is not only a great way for you to find some inner peace, but will also show others around you your best self. And others will follow your example.
  6. 6 Forgive those who have wronged you, God is the ultimate forgiver. He forgives us of our sins and transgressions. And while forgiveness isn’t always easy when you’ve been wronged, this is one of the best ways to serve God, and in turn, yourself.
    • If you’re having a hard time forgiving someone, use the other ways that serve God to help you. Pray, talk to God, go to church, and even do something good for someone else.
    • You can write down the good that’s come of out of a bad situation and ask God to give you the strength you need to forgive and focus on those good aspects.
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  • Question How do you lead a good Christian life? Rev. Zachary B. Rainey is an ordained minister with over 40 years of ministry and pastoral practice, including over 10 years as a hospice chaplain. He is a graduate of Northpoint Bible College and a member of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Ordained Minister Expert Answer The word Christian has become an incredibly broad term. Today, we have Christian t-shirts, Christian restaurants, Christian radio stations playing Christian music by Christian artists. Originally, only disciples were allowed to be called Christians. A disciple is a follower/student of Jesus Christ. One must be a follower of Jesus Christ to lead a good Christian life. Know what Jesus did and said. Obey Him. That’s all.
  • Question Is it okay to pray for miracles? Rev. Zachary B. Rainey is an ordained minister with over 40 years of ministry and pastoral practice, including over 10 years as a hospice chaplain. He is a graduate of Northpoint Bible College and a member of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Ordained Minister Expert Answer Yes, you can pray for miracles. God by His very nature is a powerful supernatural being. You can ask Him to act in supernatural ways. Just don’t be selfish or silly about it.
  • Question How do I find the right church? Rev. Zachary B. Rainey is an ordained minister with over 40 years of ministry and pastoral practice, including over 10 years as a hospice chaplain. He is a graduate of Northpoint Bible College and a member of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Ordained Minister Expert Answer Find a church where you can serve well. Your own personal preferences and opinions may hinder you from finding a fellowship where you can minister in an effective way. Ask what you have to offer and find a church that needs you. You will be much more fulfilled by serving than you will by sitting in a chair with a bunch of others sitting in chairs listening to a worship band.

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Show More Tips Advertisement Article Summary X You can serve God every day through your faith, your community, and by setting a good example. Develop a good relationship with God by praying regularly by yourself or with your friends and family for guidance and to give thanks.

  1. You can also serve God by serving people in your community.
  2. Be a mentor to someone who needs a positive role model, volunteer at a local food shelter, or just go out of your way to help someone who needs it.
  3. In addition to helping your community, you can serve God by setting a good example for others.

Stay humble about your accomplishments, forgive people who wrong you, go to church regularly so you can exercise your faith, and find fellowship with other believers. For tips about how to spread the word about God, keep reading! Did this summary help you? Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 164,518 times.

What does it mean to serve God with a whole heart?

The book of Romans 12:11 analysed what it means to serve God with all our heart. It basically means to be fully devoted to God. It means to show enthusiasm in the things of God and be on fire for Him. I believe having a fully devoted heart is one of the characters we need to possess as a Christian.

A devoted heart does not mean just reading the bible, it can also mean to be enthusiastic in working for God. Serving the lord should be an act that is done willingly without grudging or hard vibes. Serving the Lord should be one of the happiest moments of been part of the mission that propagates the Gospel.

We need to be passionate about serving the Lord. The Christian of the olden days were able to serve the Lord despite lack of technological innovation that we enjoy today. These people of God were still able to communicate the gospel and share information about the love of God.

  • Sometimes we find it so hard to travel to church or the place God want us to serve Him despite easy transportation system that will make our journey easier.
  • Again, the book of Romans 12:11 encourages us not to be lazy but to be fully devoted in serving the Lord.
  • Sometimes serving the Lord can just be as simple as sharing the word over the phone, WhatsApp messages, Facebook, Instagram or even tweet an encouraging word that will uplift someone.

It can be as simple as sharing the word of God with your colleagues, friends and family that haven’t met Christ before or those that need to come back to God. In the book of Joshua 24:15, Joshua said “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”,

  1. This shows an act of commitment and a heart fully devoted to serve the Lord, not just himself but the whole of his family.
  2. Joshua has demonstrated his love for God and he has also acted according to what the bible says in the book of Deuteronomy 6:5-7 which says: “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up”. Brethren I believe there is a lot to serve God for, not because of what He has done for us but because of Who He is.

  1. God deserve an outstanding service from us because He is the best employer and He owns the best organisation you can ever work for in the world.
  2. Our God is well organised, and He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.
  3. Hebrew 11:6).
  4. God has done much for us by giving us promises that will help us fulfil our destiny.

The book of Exodus 23:25-28 encourages us to serve the Lord. It also outlines promises that are attached to serving God. SOME PROMISES AND REWARD FOR SERVING GOD • He will bless your bread and water • He will take away sickness from your midst • There will be no miscarriage • There will be no barrenness • There will be no premature death • You will have long life and fulfil destiny • Your enemies will turn away from you So much so the book of Job reiterates obedience in serving God and added another promise.

It says, “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures”. Job 36:11 I believe we can also serve God by serving others. This was demonstrated by the lord Jesus Christ our great example who served by washing the feet of His disciples. ( John 13 : 1-17).

In verse 15, He specifically advised His disciples to do the same thing and in verse 17 He stated that they will be bless if they obey and do the same thing. This shows that we also need to be passionate about serving others. ( Matthew 25:40 ) POSSIBLE WAYS TO SERVE GOD ? Serve God with your life ( Matthew 6:33 ) ? Serve God in your church ? Serve God with your talents ? Serve God with your time ? Serve God with prayers ? Serve God with your money – tithes and offerings ( Malachi 3:10 ) ? Serve God by serving others ( Matthew 25:40, John 13:1-17 ) Remember president JF Kennedy’s famous word “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” How many times have we ask God to do something for us and never ask Him what we can do for him?

How do you serve God with all your mind?

What Does It Mean to Love the Lord With All Your Mind? What does it mean to love the Lord with all your mind? There are several components to intellectual love for God.

Dedicating our minds to knowing him. Thinking clearly and truly about him so that we don’t have false ideas in our minds. Not being satisfied with merely an intellectual awareness of his attributes, character, and acts but intentionally devoting that mental effort to serve the affections (emotions) for God.

If a person doesn’t move from intellectual awareness of God and right thinking about God to an emotional embrace of God, he hasn’t loved God with his mind. The mind has not yet loved until it hands off its thoughts to the emotions where they’re embraced.

And then the mind and the heart are working in what feels like such harmony, and you experience it as both intellectual and affectional love for God. I would much rather have people deal with media that have violence and sex in them where God is an urgent reality—though there are almost nothing like this in existence—rather than have media that is squeaky clean of everything bad but is also absolutely God-less.

I think TV and movies and most of the media hurts us 1) by its ignorance and apathy towards God and 2) by its triviality. So it’s not only leaving out the one reality for which we’re created, namely God; it’s also constantly shrinking our souls down to the most silly kinds of thinking, so that the capacity for knowing God is being reduced.

What does it mean to serve God totally?

Third, to serve God means to do His will and it includes doing what He commands us to do. It is not enough that we mentally recognize that there is a God, we must do what God commands us to do. In John 10:27, Jesus said: ‘My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.’

What does it mean to have a heart to serve?

A Servant’s Heart We are called to have servant’s hearts; to be servants of God. What does it mean to have a servant’s heart? My initial search to understand led me to a website listing different Chick-fil-A interview questions. That makes sense – Chick-fil-A is known for their religious background and their compassionate customer service, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

  1. Further investigation led me to this understanding: A servant’s heart means to have a mindset or a desire to selflessly and sacrificially serve others, regardless of your feelings towards them or what it may cost you.
  2. This means you must put aside any feelings of bitterness or resentment, and live to serve anyone whose path you may cross without hesitation.

Some days (a lot of days) practicing a servant’s heart may seem like a tall order. Nevertheless, we are called to this kind of love and compassion every day. Like the story of Samuel, we must be attentive to the voice of the Lord and prepared to obey the words that he speaks to us.

  1. Our conversation with the Lord should always sound like his, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10) When God talks, we listen.
  2. When He asks us to act, we do.
  3. That is what creates a servant’s heart within us, that is what pleases the Lord.
  4. Oftentimes we can fall into the trap of the idea that serving God means doing great things and being a great person.

Doing great things isn’t wrong, but we must make sure that they are the ones God desires. We could spend our whole lives in mission, starting ministries, or serving in different positions at our church – but none of it would matter if we were ignoring the one thing God was asking of us.

What are the blessings of serving God?

THE BLESSINGS OF SERVING GOD | Bethlehem Baptist Church Today’s devotion speaks of the blessings that come with serving the Lord. Serving God gives you a fulfilling life. Countless people serve, yet they miss the meaning of its blessings. They serve as if they are doing God a favor and it is a chore or burden.

  • Serving God is a rich blessing.
  • It is so tragic that many who do good works have never caught on to the true meaning of serving God.
  • Today’s devotion speaks of the blessings of serving God, and is found in Job 36:11.
  • Underline these deep and profound words.
  • If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.” Those who obey and serve the Lord will have a rich and meaningful life.

They will spend their days in prosperity and their years will be rewarded with pleasures. The writer expounds on the richness that comes from serving God. On the other hand, he also writes about the penalty that comes from disobedience. You will find that in chapter twelve.

  1. We can say, “Oh, the joys that come to those who serve to the glory of God.” What a blessing it is, to be used by Him.
  2. May you find great delight in serving God.
  3. Take the time, today, to renew your commitment to serve Him for the rest of your life regardless of the heartaches and disappointments that may come.

It will all be worth it at the end. I pray you will be able to say, “I am thankful that God has granted to me the opportunity to be a part of His family. ” Job 36:11 (KJV) : THE BLESSINGS OF SERVING GOD | Bethlehem Baptist Church

What serve means spiritually?

How We Can Serve –

Think about ways people have served you and your family members.

Jesus said, “I am among you as he that serveth” ( Luke 22:27 ). As true followers of Jesus, we also must serve others. Service is helping others who need assistance. Christlike service grows out of genuine love for the Savior and of love and concern for those whom He gives us opportunities and direction to help.

  1. Love is more than a feeling; when we love others, we want to help them.
  2. All of us must be willing to serve, no matter what our income, age, or social position.
  3. Some people believe that only the poor and lowly should serve.
  4. Other people think service should be given only by the rich.
  5. But Jesus taught otherwise.

When the mother of two of His disciples asked Him to honor her sons in His kingdom, Jesus replied, “Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant” ( Matthew 20:26–27 ). There are many ways to serve.

  1. We can help others economically, socially, physically, and spiritually.
  2. For example, we can share food or other articles with those who need them.
  3. We can help those in need by giving a generous fast offering.
  4. We can be a friend to a newcomer.
  5. We can plant a garden for an elderly person or care for someone who is sick.

We can teach the gospel to someone who needs the truth or comfort someone who grieves. We can do small and large acts of service. We should never fail to help someone because we are unable to do great things. A widow told of two children who came to her door shortly after she had moved to a new town.

Think about people in your family or community who are in need economically, socially, physically, or spiritually. Ponder things you can do to serve them.

How do I get a heart of service?

Excerpted From Stronger Together, Weaker Apart By Tony Evans – Service is the true path to unity. Mutual service opens the funnel of engagement with God because when we serve each other, he recognizes kingdom qualities and virtues in us. If we want to have a greater manifestation of God’s unity in our relationships, home, work, community and nation, then our thoughts, words and interactions must be characterized by a servant’s heart.

  1. If we are to develop a servant’s heart, we must first discover what the word service means in a biblical context.
  2. To serve is to focus on others and act for their benefit in the name of Christ.
  3. Service begins with a humble attitude and involves actively looking out for the interests of others.
  4. You become a true servant when you come alongside others in unity and help them improve spiritually, physically, emotionally or circumstantially.

You serve when your words or actions make someone else’s life better. God calls us to a life of humility and service because these two things promote the bond of peace and unity, overpowering any disunified forces we may face. In order to live out God’s desire for us, we need to surrender our wants, schedules, and expectations to him so we can meet other people’s needs.

In doing so, we will bring glory to God while strengthening our own spiritual walk and simultaneously encouraging unity in our spheres of influence. God rewards service through his unifying presence among his followers. But he will also reward it in your personal life. Just as a waiter or waitress will receive a greater tip for excellent service, our Lord notices what you do for others.

Your service will be rewarded here on earth or in heaven (Eph.6:7–8; Col.3:23–24). So what does servanthood look like? The greatest story of servanthood, outside of the cross, is set in a roomful of men with dirty feet. Shortly before Christ went to the cross, he gave us a living example of service.

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come forth from God and was going back to God, got up from supper, and laid aside his garments; and taking a towel, he girded himself. “Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.” —John 13:3–5 Just as he had done throughout his earthly ministry, the Master became the slave.

The Maker became the servant. Jesus donned a towel, grabbed a bucket, and washed the feet of those who, in just a few hours, would desert him. To his very last day on earth, Jesus passionately and compassionately pursued unity among those with whom he shared space.

How do you grow a heart for God?

Cultivate a grateful heart by spending time in the Bible. – For God’s word to take root in our hearts, we must spend intentional time reading, studying, and meditating on His word. His word is a guide aligning us with His will and purging those behaviors in us that separate us from an intimate relationship with Christ.

We strengthen our faith when we spend time in His word learning about His will and His character. When we know who God is, we can have peace, even in life is hard. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.

And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4: 8-9 Prayer: Lord, reveal yourself to me and fill me with your presence. I hunger for Your word and Your ways. Give me the strength to cultivate a grateful heart in my challenging seasons. You know my heart and hear me in my distress.

What does whole heart mean in the Bible?

David noted he would praise ‘with my whole heart,’ meaning his praise would be genuine, not half-hearted. Praising ‘with my whole heart’ also means that even in a position of despair, disappointment, or confusion, you still praise – even from the depths of your heart.

What does it mean to have a heart to serve?

A Servant’s Heart We are called to have servant’s hearts; to be servants of God. What does it mean to have a servant’s heart? My initial search to understand led me to a website listing different Chick-fil-A interview questions. That makes sense – Chick-fil-A is known for their religious background and their compassionate customer service, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

Further investigation led me to this understanding: A servant’s heart means to have a mindset or a desire to selflessly and sacrificially serve others, regardless of your feelings towards them or what it may cost you. This means you must put aside any feelings of bitterness or resentment, and live to serve anyone whose path you may cross without hesitation.

Some days (a lot of days) practicing a servant’s heart may seem like a tall order. Nevertheless, we are called to this kind of love and compassion every day. Like the story of Samuel, we must be attentive to the voice of the Lord and prepared to obey the words that he speaks to us.

  1. Our conversation with the Lord should always sound like his, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10) When God talks, we listen.
  2. When He asks us to act, we do.
  3. That is what creates a servant’s heart within us, that is what pleases the Lord.
  4. Oftentimes we can fall into the trap of the idea that serving God means doing great things and being a great person.

Doing great things isn’t wrong, but we must make sure that they are the ones God desires. We could spend our whole lives in mission, starting ministries, or serving in different positions at our church – but none of it would matter if we were ignoring the one thing God was asking of us.

What does it mean to do something with your whole heart?

1 : completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic a wholehearted student of social problems 2 : marked by complete earnest commitment : free from all reserve or hesitation gave the proposal wholehearted approval

What does serving from the heart mean?

The Heart of Service Service. Giving of your time, talent, & treasure to serve others. Service is on the mind lately. We are in a season of heavily recruiting volunteers and financial supporters, I have been coming across quotes, blogs, devotionals, etc on serving others quite often here recently. God is tugging on my heart strings with the topic of the heart of service,

One of my favorite books in the Bible is James, James speaks highly of having a servant’s heart and putting it to use in our world. He doesn’t speak from a perspective of needing to earn your grace by doing good for others and in this world; rather, he speaks of acting on the heart change that takes place when you become a follower of Christ that causes you to long to do such things as serving others and improving the world we live in.

This is the heart of service that I am speaking of. When you truly have Jesus in your heart, your actions will show that. You will recognize the need in others. You will follow the urging of the Spirit to act in order to serve those in need of your time, talent, & treasure. This service in action is not something that people do begrudgingly or against their will. This is service that comes from the drive of their heart. Does that mean it will always come easily? Heck no! We definitely have to use some self-discipline. We have to step into the uncomfortable and scary to meet people where they are.

We have to put aside our own selfish ambitions in order to put God and others before ourselves. So no, it won’t always come easily, and you will have to be intentional in your service. However, when you step into the calling of your heart to serve, you will never regret the decision. You will reap what you sow.

Your demeanor, personality, persona, whatever you want to call it will reflect exactly what you fill your heart with, and what you fill your time with is what you fill your heart with. I will leave you with this challenge. Get quiet with God. Ask Him to search your heart.