In the environment of Serving, the question we ask ourselves is, “What needs to be done?” The Bible tells us of many times when God saw a need and did something about it. God is constantly at work serving and helping His creation. In fact, in the New Testament, Paul writes these words to the church in Philippi, “None of you should look out just for your own good. Each of you should also look out for the good of others. As you deal with one another, you should think and act as Jesus did. In his very nature he was God. Jesus was equal with God. But Jesus didn’t take advantage of that fact. Instead, he made himself nothing. He did this by taking on the nature of a servant …” (Philippians 2:4–7a NIRV, emphasis added).
The environment of Serving reminds us that we can serve and help people too. When we ask the question “What needs to be done?” and respond with an act of service, we’re being like Jesus and our service is an act of worship to God!
This month, spend some time as a family doing a service-oriented word search together.
Download the word search provided at bit.ly/HFwordsearch and print a copy for each family member. Search for each word listed, circling them as you go, until you’ve found them all. Then, have each family member choose one item from the word search that he or she will do this week as an act of service to the rest of the family.
Serving does not come naturally to most of us. Just like in a word search, we must train our eyes to be on the lookout for what needs to be done. When we see a need and then do something about it, it’s worship to the God who became a servant Himself.