Joy in Serving

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to you own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Phil. 2:1-4)

Paul reminds us in Philippians 2:1 that as believers in Christ, we have encouragement from being united with Christ. By having tenderness and compassion, we will be like minded with Him, making His joy complete.  We need to have that same love and be one in the Spirit as we serve one another.

God doesn't want us to do anything out of selfish ambitions or conceit. God wants us to humble ourselves. He tells us in Philippians 2:4 not to just think of our own needs but to think of the needs of others. Here at H*VMI, even though we are all involved in different ministries, God wants us to serve each other. No matter what  we are doing in life, we need to serve each other with joy and put others before ourselves. This will make us better servants for the Lord.