The Lord requires us "to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul" (Deuteronomy 10:12). We serve Him by obeying His Word and following His will. We must do this in every aspect of life, whether it be using the gifts He's given to us or fulfilling the role He's given to us. We must serve Him with gladness. He's worthy of us giving our entire lives in service to Him. Let's surrender our whole lives and lay everything down at His feet so that all we do is in service to Him. Why do any less? The greatest service done to us was by Christ. He lived the perfect life, took the punishment that we deserved by dying on the cross, then rose from the dead, defeating death. The salvation found in Jesus alone allows us to live with the Father for eternity glorifying His wonderful name. If we serve Him, this promise is ours: "If any man serve Me, let Him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honor" (John 12:26).
By serving Christ, we'll naturally serve others. As Christians, we all should be humble and serve others whenever we can. We must "by love serve one another" (Galatians 5:13). We should help out wherever and whenever we can. These instances can be used to witness and set good examples for others. Due to different roles for men and women, service might look a little different. Of course, both men and women should serve God by faithfully following Him, but there are some differences. Men could help in the church as deacons (see 1 Timothy 3:8-13 for qualifications), help people with building projects, work to provide for their family, etc. Women could help with certain church activities, serve their family, etc. If the need ever arises, all of us should even be willing to wash someone else's feet. Let us glorify God by serving one another.
My Experience in Serving
I strive to serve God in every aspect of my life. As a daughter still living at home, I have many opportunities to serve others. I can serve my parents and siblings now as I prepare to serve a family of my own some day. If this isn't within God's will for my life then I can still have the joy of serving them at home for the time being. Presently, I find joy in serving my family by doing daily chores and such. Of course, there are times when I just don't feel like getting up and doing these things, but this is still the role that I should play in my family. When I get to pack a lunch for my dad before he goes to work or mend a skirt for one of my sisters or bake a special treat, it reminds me of my role as a woman and what I can do to serve Christ. Whether it's preparing meals, washing dishes, folding laundry, or sweeping the floor, we should do it all for the glory of God as we serve our families. As a woman, my role is to become a "keeper at home" (Titus 2:5) and my goal is to become a Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 woman. I can't do any of this without Christ. My ultimate goal is to glorify God as I serve Him.
Fulfilling our duties in this area brings glory to the Most High!! Let's all have a servant's heart and give our lives in service to the King of kings!!