Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's All Because of Him That I Serve him

I could feel the cool air coming through the small crack I left in the window last night. With one eye opened, I glanced at the clock. According to the clock and my schedule, I still had two hours of sleep allotted to me. As I lay there pondering if I was going to get up and close the window or go back to sleep, a thought came to my mind.

"What am I going to do today to bless Don?"

To some, it may appear as though my days serving here at home are a complete waste of time and talent. A part me, though, can't help but to think about Jesus who served without hesitation. If I proclaim to the world that I am a believer in Christ and wear the label "Christian", my life should reflect Christ-like behavior.

A wise woman told me years ago that if it doesn't line up with the Word of God, then it should have no place in my life. With that said, what does the Bible say about serving?

"...but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:26b-28

I want to be like the Son of Man. I want to serve like Him. Serving like Him may consist of sacrificing a little sleep in order to make my husband an omelet at 6 am or 12 midnight due to his work schedule. I learned the hard way that being a true servant means I can't complain when being called upon to serve.

Photo Credit: Captured By Kim
So what did I do for my husband today? He loves baked goods. So I made him some Soft Oatmeal Molasses Cookies.

"She does him good and not evil all the days of her life." ~Proverbs 31:12


LaToya said...

Okay Sandra, you are about to make me cry!! I love it that you are able to serve your King because of your king.. I am so inspired by your love story and God has been equipping me and molding me into the better woman/wife/mother that I am destined to be for my husband and children.. Thank you for sharing this. You are definitely blessing to me and are living a true example of a woman who is dedicated to serving her God, her man, her children and her home. Love you

Anonymous said...

Sandra, your blog is always an encouragement to me! Thank you for sharing your heart!

Love Abounds At Home said...

Awww...Thanks LaToya :)
I so want to be like Jesus and be the woman that he's called me to be.

Love Abounds At Home said...

Nancy you are an encouragement to me as well.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I always find truth and encouragement here at your blog, Sandra!

Thank you

Love Abounds At Home said...

Thank you for stopping by Deanna :)

TMichelle said...

I echo LaToya's sentiments. Thank you for submitting yourself to be such a beautiful picture of servanthood. You are such a blessing to your family and to me as well.

Love Abounds At Home said...

@TMichelle thank you for your sweet and encouraging words :)