Jesus spoke many times on people serving others. “And whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 10:44-45). It is something that Christians should all be doing, as a witness to Jesus.
What are some ways to serve? If you are ready to venture our into your community and serve, there are many places that you can start. Churches are almost always looking for people to volunteer to teach or help out with different things. Food banks in your area will probably also be looking for volunteers.
Sometimes you can volunteer at a school or a library. Even as a tutor.
Don’t think that you only have to participate in organized volunteer work. Any time that you are picking up litter or cleaning up a public area is volunteer and makes your community look so much nicer!
Many communities have clubs and organizations that you can also volunteer at.
Ways that I have volunteered in the past. When I was a teenager, I volunteered to be a teen leader in my community’s 4-H club. After my children were born, I volunteered to be an AWANA Sparks Leader, a Sunday school teacher, watching the young children during church for their parents and playing flute and handbells for our church.
I believe that it’s important for my children to learn about serving others. They see the work that I do and how much time I put into my jobs. I consider something that I volunteer to do the same as a job. I’m not getting paid an hourly wage with money here on earth for it, but I am getting a wage that I’ll receive in Heaven. That will be even greater than any reward or amount of money I could ever get here!
My Volunteering Now. Right now, I currently am volunteering for an organization called 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control. I am the State Coordinator for Washington. We aim to educate and inform others in 2nd Amendment issues, firearm safety and training and other self defense areas.
Being able to carry my pistol to defend myself and my children is definitely something that I believe is worth volunteering my time for. I strongly believe in our Constitution and Amendments. I do not believe that those should ever be messed with.
Serving others is a necessary part of a Christian life. If you aren’t serving somewhere or somehow, please pray about where God wants you to be helping.
Luke 6:38 says “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”