ABC’s of Serving in Love

The greatest among you will be your servant. -Matthew 23:11 NIV

A-ttentively listen to others

B-uild up your loved ones with encouragement by leaving notes of love where they can find them

C-are for another’s child

D-eliver groceries to someone in need

E-at a meal with seniors at a senior center

F-eed and care for animals with no homes

G-ather books and drop them off to avid elderly readers

H-elp another by sharing wisdom in an area you have knowledge or expertise in

I-mitate Christ by humbling yourself and showing patience

J-oin in another’s hurt by being compassionately present

L-eave a message of hope for a waitress on your receipt

K-eep care kits in your car and hand them out to the homeless

M-ake a meal for a mom who needs a night off

N-otice the positive in others and tell them

O-ffer a helping hand to a neighbor

P-ray with and for someone in need

Q-uicken the time it takes another to do a job by assisting him in completing it

R-each out to a friend and ask what you could do to brighten his day and then do it

S-hare something you have two of

T-hank those cleaning the restrooms and public facilities you frequent and offer words of appreciation

U-plift others by sending hope-filled text messages

V-olunteer at an animal shelter or other organization in need

W-ake up early and help your spouse get their morning going by making your loved one coffee or breakfast

X-off a task on a loved one’s to-do list

Y-ield to selfishness, step into another’s shoes, and step up for them by being available even when you’d rather be doing something else

Z-ip it when you want to say something negative and instead offer a friendly smile

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. -Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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