**Most of this blog is for girls only! Any boys, please only read the posts linked to in the "For Boys" page on the sidebar. Thank you.**

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Serving; a.k.a "I love God" and "I love You, God"

Serving - are you groaning already? Christian teachers (in youth, Sunday School, church, seminars etc) will tell you to serve. But did you realise that you can't just serve? You need to "work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." (Colossians 3:23) Read on.

Serving - "I love God"

When you serve WHOLEHEARTEDLY you speak with your actions; your actions tell people "I am willing to serve because I love God and follow His example." Believe me, people WILL notice you when you serve. They think " wow, she freely gives her time and effort to help others. I wouldn't do that. What's different?" You will make an impact on them. Who knows, maybe your actions will eventually lead someone to Christ! So, serving shows people you love God.

Serving - "I love You, God"

When you serve WHOLEHEARTEDLY you tell God "I love You." You are saying "Lord, I know You died for me and others. I want to follow that example and serve You and the people around me. I love You and so love these people like You love them."

Jesus asked Peter “Do you love me?”
“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”
“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. (John 21:16, emphasis mine)

Paraphrased: "If you really love me then you will serve My people."
The Apostle John also said "This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands." (1 John 5:2-3a) Hey, guess what one of God's commandments is - "Love your neighbour as yourself" (which means serving them). So... if you show your love for God by serving others.

So, what can you do to serve? Guess what? I'm not going to tell you. I'm sure you can come up with many ideas. But here's the challenge: ACTUALLY SERVE! It's so easy to go "yeah, yeah, I'll serve" but not do anything about it. Take the challenge. Practice serving. It took me a bit to get better at and in more of a habit of serving others (I say 'more of a habit' because I still need to work on it). Hmm, can you see Mum or Dad doing the dishes or making dinner? Cleaning up? Collapsing in a heap (or about to)? (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge. :P)

Cassie xoxoxo


  1. Great job Cas! Loved this post (: I completely agree with you!

  2. Hi all! Thanks for commenting! Please, please spread the word about my blog! I also have written a post about this blog on Bri's blog, (http://diamondsandpearls98.blogspot.com)so you can read that too.

    Cassie xoxoxo

  3. Hi Cassie!

    I loved this post, it was very well written and true, and I completely agree with everything you say! Thank you for writing this. :)

    I love your blog, too. It's such a fantastic idea and a great way for ministering to girls about purity! You have a real gift there, I'm sure God has great work for you to do! Keep shining His light!

    God Bless.
    ~Alice xx

  4. P.S. I'm going to write about Purely His on my private blog as soon as I get the chance. :)

  5. Thank you, thank you, Alice!!!
    To all who read, I really want to write some stuff and do a few polls, but it's pointless if only friends will read it. So please, PLEASE spread the word!!!

    Cassie xoxoxo


Hi all! Thanks for visiting! I'd absoloutly LOVE it if you would leave a comment, especially if you live outside Australia, I'd love to know that people in other countries enjoy my blog!!
Please be careful about what you say. Thanks!