Serving, while it can do so much for those who we serve, actually does something amazing for us. It helps us be more like Jesus. He was the greatest servant ever. He didn’t think of himself but instead served us by coming here to this world. He washed his disciple’s feet and showed them the heart of a servant. He showed the greatest act of service when he died in our place, taking the wrath of God on himself. He was a servant.
As we serve, we become more like him and know him more. As we make ourselves available and make room for God to work through us, we draw closer to him. It’s not that he loves us any more or any less, but as we grow more in sync with his heart and Spirit, we know him better. Service is one of the ways in which we know him better. It helps us live more like Him, and get to know Him better. It helps us get in tune with His heart.
Where are you serving?