Last weekend as I talked with a friend of mine she encouraged me by sharing something the Lord showed her in her Bible reading that morning.
Later that day she wrote it out, and gave me permission to share it. :-)
This act of putting other's needs and interests ahead of his own and being willing to give up something that he would benefit from, was very humbling to me. It showed that nothing really belonged to him, but to God. And by giving to those who have need, he was giving to the Lord.
I had to ask my self, what am I willing to give up? Am I losing anything by giving up of my time to serve others in whatever way they have need? (Philippians 3:8)
I know often we get so caught up with life and our agendas, that we are not aware of the needs of those around us. We think far too much of ourselves. I believe that God wants more of us to think selflessly. We lose nothing by being in the service of our Lord, instead we gain a deeper love for Him and a desire to give unto others freely (including our time)."