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Opportunities To Serve Are All Around Us

Sunday is only the day most us of us think about serving the Lord. It’s the day when most people go to church, sing about Jesus, listen to preaching and volunteer. Sunday is a day to serve, but it’s not the only day. Sunday is also a time to refresh and recharge, so we can serve the Lord throughout the rest of the week.

Wherever we are in life — whether you’re a business owner, a stay-at-home mom or a student — we all have opportunities Monday through Saturday to serve the Lord.  It may not be as obvious as on Sunday, so we have to be looking for and expecting it to happen. Everyone we come in contact with is someone God has intentionally put alongside us in our life’s journey.  

Colossians 3:17 says whatever we do, “whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God.”  A thankful heart and a focus on Jesus changes what we say to and how we treat those we are with every day.  

We don’t have to be in church to offer a kind word of encouragement, a listening ear or a helping hand to those around us.  We don’t have to try to do great things. Small things done in the name of the Lord can make a big difference.  It all starts with adjusting our minds and attitudes toward those around us to see them as Jesus sees them.


  • Who do you come in contact with every week? Make a list of names or groups of people, and write one thing you’re thankful for next to each one.
  • How does being thankful for the people in your life change your attitude toward them?
  • What step can you take to serve a friend or co-worker this week?

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