A person who waits on another. Someone who is helpful, who assists or attends to needs, or is of service. To have a servant’s heart, in my opinion, is to…
…be mindful and aware of others.
To be alert and willing to be available if need be in some capacity. To have a servant’s heart is to have no earthly strings attached when some level of action is taken; freely giving without expectation.
This quote describes a servant’s heart…
“Work for a cause, NOT for applause. Live life to express, NOT to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.” – Unknown
We are blessed with two very special people in our lives who truly have servant’s hearts; my parents. They are my kid’s grandparents, and my husband’s in-laws. They just so happen to be staying with us in our home for a couple of weeks and the boys realized this virtue in their grandparents this morning during our discussion.
My mom wakes up each morning and makes everyone breakfast. She’s doing the grocery shopping, organizing spaces of clutter, doing laundry, and last night she made dinner for all of us — set the table, and cleaned up! She does this all with a smile on her face and joy in her heart. Additionally, she’s been working with Zach on his country report for school…
…just because she wants to be of service.
My dad, he’s handy and will embrace any project we put on his plate. He’s helpful to not only us, but I see him offer his gifts and talents to my mom’s sisters, my friends, my siblings. Anyone who needs a handy-man or who has a “honey-do-list” he will tackle it and…
…whistle while he works.
I love my parents. They continue to set a very good example of this virtue for me and my children. What a blessing.
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people” Ephesians 6:7
I pray, “God please help my children develop servant’s hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men. And Father, give me strength to grow in this virtue and to keep my eyes focused on You, may You be my audience of One.”
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