Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
Listen: Romans 12
Serving is not always easy. When we pour ourselves out to serve others—it’s possible we will get hurt. As Guest Speaker Pastor Jim Liske said this weekend, we need to have faith that God will protect us. We have to trust that at the end of the day, God is in control and he has a plan.
Sometimes trusting God can be one of the hardest things for us to do. We can get caught up in our story and forget that we are part of God’s story. When Jesus was crucified, he knew the bigger story was that God would save the world through his death. Similarly, we can trust that we are part of the bigger story God is writing.
Serving requires trust in Christ. Pastor Liske taught us this weekend that we express our trust by serving and loving. Because Christ’s death on the cross made us right with God once and for all, we are now free to serve and love others. This freedom means we can leave the results of our sacrificial service to him. Our responsibility is to be faithful. He’s responsible for the results.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
In your Chair time today consider the question, “What fear do you have about serving?” God loves you and desires us to trust him with our fears. As you wrap up this week, spend a few minutes and memorize Romans 12:10. Use this verse to remind you that the God who calls you to serve will accomplish his purposes through your service.
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