“look for ways to serve the Lord” – actively pursue and search for AND act in ways that serve the Lord.
Small ways. Big ways. Simple ways. Complex ways. Self-sacrificing ways.
Anyway you can, say yes when God nudges. Anyway you point others towards His light, His love – that is serving the Lord.
Part of being a Christian is learning to be a mindful thinker, giving our fleshy impulses to the Holy Spirit and leaning on His power to act accordingly.
Harnessing my tongue, the strongest muscle in the human body, the smallest weapon I carry with me daily, connected directly to my thoughts; my heart.
My tongue is the number one way I do not serve the Lord.
I do not filter my words or my tone with one simple question, “will these words serve the Lord’s purpose or mine?”
All words serve a purpose. Very rarely are words purely superfluous. Are mine serving my own agenda, fueling my wants and desires to be heard and seen and understood?
Or do my words speak truth, and compassion and love, and point those I’m closest to, as well as passerbys, to God’s love and purpose?
Can I learn to filter my tongue with this one guiding principle? Will I spend my whole life trying?
Only with God’s grace every day…