Fasting Devo, Day Seventeen

1 Peter 4:7-11

Each of us should use whatever gift we have received to serve others. God has blessed us with unique strengths. As we walk through this life, one of the greatest ways we can fulfill our greatest potential is to serve others.

When is the last time you said to someone, “Want me to help with that? It’s easy for me and I would love to serve in that way!” WOW! So often, God’s provision comes in the form of a person. Throughout the Bible, God used people to rebuild cities, to lead his chosen people to the promised land, to conquer enemies, to preach the good news, to heal the sick, to prophesy and interpret dreams.

There are certain things that only YOU can do and God has placed you around people who can benefit from what you have to offer. One of the greatest ways we can exhibit love to one another is by serving each other. Mums can offer to help cook a meal or mind kids. We can serve in the church by offering our gifts with no strings attached. We can serve our neighbours by watering their garden, taking out their bins, inviting for a meal. Offer to wash someone’s car or pick up a few groceries. Help someone with a household project. Tell your boss you’ll help solve a problem at the office even if it’s not technically your job description.

Ultimately, God sent his own son, a person, to this earth in order to bring freedom and salvation to us all. He is the ultimate servant. Let us follow his lead.

Dear God, thank you for creating me with unique gifts and talents. Help me to see what ways I can use them to serve others, my community and my church. Show me how to love people like you love us and make me more like you each day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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