Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
Our Lord, Jesus, who is God incarnate, spoke about the love that is God. Love is His name. Love is His nature. Love is what He did and does in overlooking our sins, in forgiving the consequences, and in granting us eternity with Him.
Jesus promised that God’s love, the Holy Spirit, would return and reside within us. The presence of the Holy Spirit in us can often be marked by this same kind of unconditional love and service for others, even our enemies.
When we hear God asking us to serve, He is calling us to allow Him to express His nature through our actions. He desires to use each of us as a vessel to pour out His unconditional love onto those around us.
I pray your day is filled with God’s love, serving, and blessing others in new and unique ways.
Father, give me opportunities to serve the students and staff at my school. Help me to recognize these God-given opportunities and to be diligent to carry out Your will.
Copyright Dr. Dan Elliott.
Dr. Elliott is a lifetime retired member of Christian Educators who lives in California.