That Serve Thing
"It is God who saved us and chose us for his holy work, not because we deserved it but because that was his plan." - 2 Timothy 1:9 (The Living Bible)
I hope we get it. We were created to serve God. We all have a purpose that includes God given assignments from our Creator.
"God has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do." - Ephesians 2:10 (TEV)
What makes this 'serve-thing' so complicated is...well...us! We complicate the simplicity of the Gospel with the infectious teachings or philosophies of the world. Have you heard this before? Love God-Love People-Pass it on! Bada Bing! Bada Boom! It's not rocket science.
Paul packaged it this way in Romans 12:1 (TEV) "Because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him."
We were created and saved to serve. So, let's put on our aprons and get busy. The opportunities are everywhere and there are unfinished assignments to be conquered.