Make a list of the opportunities you have to serve the 3-5 people in your life you are praying for. Which act of service will you do this week? How can you fit that act into your schedule? What do you need to eliminate from your life in order to serve others in love?
Here are some ways you can eat with people who do not know God:
- Give the person a ride
- Volunteer to take care of a tangible need (cook a meal, babysit, mow the lawn, etc.)
- Make their birthday special.
- Send a handwritten card.
- Join a community service project with someone who is journeying toward God.
- Offer to pray.
- Keep them company.
- Give or lend something.
- Don’t miss the big needs – Births, deaths, trials, sickness, and more.
Ways to allow others to reciprocate and in turn serve you
- Accept invitations (dinner, parties, etc.) and offers of help
- Share your needs with your neighbors openly.
- Be generous with your gratitude.
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