The Decency of Serving One Another

Why Serve?

Jesus Christ embodies the reason we are to serve. He came to serve those who he led in a way that displayed His true humility. The seminal moment of His example of service was displayed when He bowed down to wash His disciples’ feet. In the time of Christ, this was the lowest rung that a servant could be upon, to wash the feet of another. Not only did this act require one to bow before another, it was the act of washing the feet of another who had been walking upon road that would have been covered with dirt, dust and animal excrement.

Who to Serve?

Each of us is gifted in our own ways to serve. We each have a specific spiritual DNA that aligns us with those we are called to serve. The best way to understand exactly who we are called to serve is to just do it. Look for those opportunities in which you can serve someone. Those opportunities always exist. Keeping an open eye and ear and taking the focus off ourselves is the clearest way to be directed towards them. The greatest acts of service occur when we lower ourselves in a way that gives honor to another and lifts them to a position that they did not have prior to our reaching out to serve them.

Just Serve

To live the example of service we just need to respond to the DNA to serve that has been placed into our life. Allow it to speak and lead you to that which brings you joy of serving others.



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Rob Fenstermaker

Rob Fenstermaker

A recent empty nester just trying to figure out this stage of life with the woman I love while sharing our fondness for travel.