So, you go to worship. You’re doing your morning quiet time. Studying the Bible. You’ve joined a small group. Maybe you even volunteer to teach Sunday School, or sing in the choir. But there’s something missing…
Good-old-fashioned-helping-someone-in-need. Face to face. Not halfway across the world, but right-down-the-street service you can do on a regular basis. The kind of service where you’re not just collecting items for the local food pantry, but actually volunteering there and connecting with the people you’re serving…Up close and personal. Not just donating clothing to a homeless shelter, but actually going there to serve a meal to those homeless people. Being the hands and feet of Jesus.. Locally. Regularly.
Worship is definitely a big part of the picture. And learning more through quiet time, Bible study and small groups is a big piece too. But it’s not the whole picture….
Without service, real up close and personal service to those less fortunate than we are, we are missing an entire piece of the enormous picture God is painting for our lives. Serving is where we get to worship and learn by being the hands and feet of Jesus… By directly helping those who need it most.
It’s probably outside your comfort zone. I know it’s outside of mine. It’s scary sometimes. Okay, it’s scary most of the time. But the more we challenge ourselves to step into that uncomfortable, unfamiliar place where we truly put our faith into action, the more we will be able to learn and understand about Jesus. It’s the next step in growing spiritually.
Because that scary place
outside your comfort zone?
That’s where Jesus is.
So let’s not let fear and discomfort hold us back from being the hands and feet of Jesus.. Let’s push ourselves to go out and serve.
Are you ready to jump with me
into the Jesus zone?
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