How to Start to Serve God

August 10, 2018

We may have our faith, but we also need to put our beliefs into action. God has given us, humans, a set of teachings and commandments to follow. Our faith becomes stronger when we listen to God’s word and follow His will.

God has given us a perfect example through the life of His only beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus’ life on earth was a life filled with faith and service to God. We are all called to be just like Him—selfless, obedient, loving, merciful, compassionate and forgiving.

Let us inject these qualities in our daily life and show the world what it truly means to be a Christian. We were already greatly blessed because we have come to know God and His glory. It is our turn now to help others have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

God may use you to pursue people who are lost and confused, who need help and support, or who need love and attention. Allow the Spirit of the Lord to work in you and through you to bring these people back to God. You will be guided in knowing and doing what is right through the power of the Holy Spirit. The only thing you have to do, is will it.

The promise of help from the Holy Spirit can be found in John 14:15-17:

 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” 

Jesus tells us that to love God, means to love others. One cannot go without the other. We are pleasing God when we are pleasing our brothers and sisters through giving help and kindness to them.

Yes, it is our privilege to serve God and serve others. It is our Christian duty to show kindness towards all of God’s earthly creation and mercy towards those who have wronged us. To serve God begins with good knowledge of our faith, and applying it in our daily life to bring goodness into the world around us.