Posts Tagged ‘selflessness’

  

“Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you…” (Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭2‬ NIV)

Police officer Elgin Daniel was born to be a policeman. While attending Andrew College in Cuthberg, GA, Elgin discovered a passion for law enforcement and joined the DeKalb County Police Department where he served 26 years before retiring as a lieutenant. Then in 2010, he took a position with the Henry County Police Department. But in November of 2012, Elgin was tragically killed in the line of duty, doing what he was born to do, protecting and serving his fellow man.

Some people seem to be a natural fit for certain occupations or callings, like they were made for it. The Apostle Paul shares with the church family in Ephesus that he was made to teach them about Jesus. God gave him exactly what he needed to help not only the Ephesian believers, but also you and I a long time later! He, too, eventually died doing what he was born to do. 

What about you? What were you made for? To please yourself or to give God glory by helping others, much like Elgin and Paul? Take time this weekend to do some soul searching. You’ll find life much more enjoyable when you’re doing what you were born to do: Serving God & Helping Others! You are loved! 

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Live as children of light…and find out what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭8, 10‬ NIV)

Linda Clements vividly recalls the moment her divorce from her husband of 25 years was finalized: “I looked at that decree, and after all the fighting and haggling, I was suddenly overcome with grief. Our marriage was actually over,” she says. “But more than that, I had a nagging feeling that our divorce was a huge mistake.” Such a mistake, in fact, that in July of last year – and seven years after they got divorced – Linda, now 53, and her husband Billy, 58, a businessman, remarried.

Often divorces take place because we forget who each other are, busy becoming a new, selfish person to mask our pain. Even with God, we forget how to please Him or why that’s an important virtue, becoming instead more concerned about what makes us happy on Earth instead of what will get us to Heaven. We forget to keep learning those we love.

This is why Bible study is so important, to keep learning what pleases God. Take time today and learn more about the Lord, and while you’re at it, keep learning about those you love! If they are important, then it must become important! You are loved today!