Hope In The Dark

And he said to him, “Say now to her, ‘Look, you have been concerned for us with all this care. What can I do for you? Do you want me to speak on your behalf to the king or to the commander of the army? ’ ”
She answered, “I dwell among my own people.”
2 Kings 4:13

This week we are going to look at what it means to be the hope of the world in such dark times through having a volunteer spirit.

The first important characteristic of the volunteer spirit is that it initiates provision. We need to be sensitive to the needs of those around us so that we can help people in the right way, just when they need it.

A great way to begin to develop this volunteer spirit is to begin to acknowledge and respect those in leadership roles. When we do this, we set ourselves up to start serving the leaders around us. As we begin to serve, we may gain greater responsibility or ‘rank’. We need to remember that we do not need to serve others less as we
gain ‘rank’. The volunteer spirit is vital no matter your position or title!

Finally, the volunteer spirit always gains God’s favour. When we serve others, God promotes and takes care of us. Our Father is a God of multiplication and as we sow our service he multiplies it so that we may reap the fruit of it.

– What can you do to become more sensitive to the needs of those around you?
– What leaders are there in your life that you can begin to serve above and beyond what you currently do?
– What area can you trust God for provision and multiplication as you live life with a volunteer spirit?