I don’t know if anyone is familiar with this epic dance movie with B2K in it? I really enjoyed and learnt a lot of my dance moves from there however it has no relevance to my blog post – I just stole the movie title!
I just want to have a random spiel about acts of service. What do I mean by this? Well I’m talking about doing things for people to make them feel comfortable and at home. Putting their needs and desire before your own. I’m sure we can all think of a time when we’ve been “served” in some way. And we have good and bad memories too!
I’ll share some of mine:
When they show support for my family and I by coming to house to help me cook or calling to check up on us
When my brother gets dressed really quickly so that he doesn’t delay me uni or mum for work
When my dad stops his work to take me to the train station so I can return to uni.
When my mum stays up late, so that I don’t come home to an empty house after travelling back late from uni.
When a colleague does a “seemingly” small task for you to reduce your workload, not knowing that has giving you a whole extra 15-20mins to do something more important or even leave early!
Putting the needs of others first by serving them can actually be healing. The Greek word for it is diakoneo which means to submit to, be attendant to and minister to.
Even in the midst of our stress/pain/weakness, you still have the power to offer hope, love and encouragement to another person through your service be it a smile, a conversation, a cup of tea, a song or playing an instrument. These are forms of unusual kindness – going ABOVE AND BEYOND the expectation. How would you want your service to be rated?