God measures our service, not by our ability, but by our willingness
STEP THREE I am making a decision to let God help me change and commit to working with Him to do so.
Our goal is not recovery: It is spiritual and emotional maturity demonstrated through service. The key to service is willingness. Jesus set the example of service we need to aim for. His whole purpose of coming to earth was to serve, not to be served.
Service is the best way to become like Jesus. Now that we’re no longer shackled to that domineering mate of sin, and out from under all those oppressive regulations and fine print, we’re free to live a new life in the freedom of God.
Opportunities to serve others are given to us each by God through the Holy Spirit. This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. Ephesians 3:7
Serving others turns the world’s values upside down. Jesus got them together to settle things down. He said, “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” Matthew 20:25-26
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