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Christ gave his life in service of others. And not just at the point of death. Every aspect of his life was dedicated to serving and bringing good to others. And we’re called to follow in his footsteps and give our life as a living and holy sacrifice to God.

We rightly honor those who answer the call to a larger purpose than themselves – the few who protect and serve the many.

But honorable service is not reserved just for elite groups of individuals or otherwise public servants. We’re all called to serve.

Whether we’re the butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, God has given us each a unique combination of gifts to serve each other.

Some function more like hands – outgoing and adaptable to many different situations. While others specialize at generating life in more private spaces.

But whatever it looks like, we all have the ability to serve and we’ve been called to a purpose beyond ourselves.

For some this means a willingness to die on behalf of others. But more often than not it’s a living sacrifice we’re call to – to live our daily existence in service of others.

For example, this is dedicating ourselves to the work that matters – not merely trying to make a name for ourselves, but rather doing our part to make our communities more humane, beautiful, and just.

Likewise, it’s the daily commitment to foster our relationships and grow them into their highest good.

On either front something is required of us. Service is costly.

But the chance to bring more life and goodness into the world is worth it. And so we keep showing up.

It’s a disservice not to freely offer what God has given us in wholehearted love toward others.

Make your life a living sacrifice – bringing glory to God in all things.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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