Sunday, April 5, 2009

Heart of a Servant Sundays

Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone is having a great day! For my family, Sunday's are the day that we go to church to worship God and fellowship with others. It is one of my favorite days of the week! I was thinking that I could use my Sunday posts to maybe help spread my faith, and help others in their spiritual walk. it Sunday posts are now going to be a part of a feature called "Heart of a Servant Sundays." Even if you are not a follower of Christ, I still believe that you can benefit from reading this post and participating!

Heart of a Servant Sundays are going to be about ways that we can have the heart of a servant and help others. So many times, people think that the only way they can help others is monetarily, but I am here to tell you that that is not true. There are so many different ways to serve others. Sometimes, someone just needs some encouraging words, a hug, a warm meal, someone to watch their child for a couple of hours. The possibilities are endless.

I am here to tell you about a couple who helped me out during a time of need about six years ago. I was going through a very difficult time in my life, and was struggling to make ends meet. There were times when I would honestly go about four days without eating anything but bread because it was all I could afford. I remained faithful to Him though, and continued praying and going to church.

Church became my favorite time of the week because this is where my support system was. A husband and wife that I had become very close to took me out to lunch one day after church. They told me that they were going to take me to the grocery store after lunch and buy me groceries for the week. I was taken aback! I told them that this was not necessary, but they insisted, and said that they had been blessed financially, and that they wanted to help me. So, after lunch, they took me to the grocery store and asked me what type of food I liked. They had me help them pick out some food that I would like, and then they added a ton more to the cart. I couldn't believe it! They ended up buying me about $200.00 worth of groceries, and it fed me for about a month as I was able to freeze a lot of it. I will never forget these wonderful people and what they did for me. They were there for me in my biggest time of need. They truly had a servant heart.

Now I know that this was an example of how someone helped me in a financial way, but really, there are so many other ways to be a servant. I have been thinking about what I can do this week to be a servant to somebody else. I have decided that this week, I am going to send a card to one of my friends who is going through a time of illness right now. She has been sick for weeks, and is really feeling down. Even though she is sick, she has still made sure to ask how I am doing and ask about some health issues I have been having. She doesn't even complain about her own illness! She is so selfless, and a wonderful Christian example. I think that I will let her know that I appreciate her and let her know that I am thinking about her and praying for her. I know that this isn't much, but sometimes a note can go a long way.

Please, leave me a comment and let me know what you are going to do this week to show your servant heart. Or, if you're not sure, let me know what you think of this feature. I love to hear from you.

The Servant Song

Make me a servant,
Lord make me like You;
For You are a Servant,
Make me one too.

Lord, make me a servant,
Do what You must do,
To make me a servant;
Lord, make me like You.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Oops, I was signed in to the wrong blog! That post above is mine from this blog :)