“One of the principal rules of religion is to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbor; which he receives as if done to himself in person, standing visibly before us.
This week’s challenge is based on helping others feel appreciated, mainly those who spend all day serving others. Where would we be without those men and women who make it their job to serve us on the regular. Whether it’s a mailperson, someone who is a part of the EMT, a firefighter or even…a police officer, it is our duty as Christians to make sure they know they are appreciated.
It’s time to serve those who have been serving our community for years and here’s what YOU can do. It’s as simple as just asking someone how you can pray for them. See how you can serve them. Maybe they need a drink of water. Or maybe…as cliche as it sounds, maybe they would like a donut! Ask the Lord how you can impact the life of at least one person. Start a conversation. Ask them how their day is going. Thank them for their service and let them know that they are appreciated.
The Bible tells us that “God is not unjust; he will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do. (Hebrews 6:10 NLT). With this as our reminder and our propeller, let us continue to serve those around our neighborhoods. If each person who reads this can make ONE public servant feel wanted and appreciated, imagine how much our communities would change.
Public Servants are around to ensure that all residents get what they need. Christians are around to spread the Good News and make sure that all people of the earth have a chance at eternal life. So honestly, how different are we, and don’t we want to feel appreciated for at least doing our job as well? If you agree, then once again, we say it’s time to take action. Let your summons be delivered, it’s time to serve.
Before we go, we want to leave you with this verse:
After you have completed the challenge, take some time to reflect upon the week and the actions you took to complete the tasks, and then create a post (video is highly encouraged!) and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #BTGUM and #BlackJackChallenge for a chance to be featured on our page. Don’t want to post to social media? No problem! We still want to hear from you! Send an email to email@example.com and let us know how each challenge has impacted you.
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