Salvation is only the beginning of the journey for the believer. The Spirit goes to work transforming us into, among other things, helpers. Helping, or doing good works, is what we are re-created in Christ to do. When we truly become God’s handiwork through Christ’s sacrifice, He already has things lined up for us. We just have to be listening and looking to see where He wants us to help.
1. When you think of helping others, what sort of situation do you picture?
2. Can you think of a time or times when you clearly saw the task God had prepared for you to do?
Challenge: Evaluate all the areas of your life that involve service to others. How is the balance of self-interest versus outward focus? If you’re right where God wants you to be, great! If not, there are plenty of helping opportunities. Ask our pastors, Outreach elder Jessi Copeland or Human Resources elder Jackie McNamara for help taking the next step.
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