LIVE: Resolve By The Spirit – Celebrate Service

LIVE!…By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

Celebrate Service

© 2012 Kathleen E. Walls, Psy.D.

January 16, 2012

This week many will celebrate the birthday, life, memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Schools, families, individuals and organizations will dedicate today as a “Day of Service”.

I was listening to the segment “Yesterday’s Children” on the Speaking to Harmony radio show (Thursday 1/12/12), and two elders mentioned that we are “born into service”.  They went on to explain that when we are born, people are around to assist us…to serve us.  I sat and contemplated that reality.   I thought about the number of people who prepare and take part in the birth of a child…all of the individuals that use their “talents” to ensure the healthy transition from one’s internal state to their external state.  The more I sat with it, the “deeper” it seemed to go…the more profound the statement became and resonated within me.

How often do people go unnoticed who are serving or have served us?  How often do we go unnoticed when we are serving others? There are many people who help us along the way that we don’t remember, don’t notice, don’t recognize, and/or don’t know yet they are instrumental, responsible and “assigned” to our safe transition into and throughout life.  The fact that you are reading this right now is because of someone/some people using their talents to make this writing accessible to you but we don’t know who that person/those people are…but we are thankful and grateful for them.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others made choices, decisions, and took actions that greatly affected and affect the lives of people they would not ever physically know.  However, through his actions and the actions of many others, we are able to continue the legacy of serving and helping others make their safe and successful transitions throughout life.

On this day of service, I encourage you to

  • Reflect & Give Thanks to those who have been of service to you…both known and unknown
  • Think about how you are & can be of service to others
  • Take steps to be of service

Here are some quotes about “service” to meditate on this week:

  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others…Mahatma Gandhi
  • Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other.  If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large… Mahatma Gandhi
  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:  What are you doing for others?…Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms…1 Peter 4:10

As we enjoy and appreciate when others provide us with quality service, it is important that we remember to provide quality service to others. I encourage you to take some time to appreciate and Celebrate Service.

God Bless and Continue to Live By the Spirit!

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3 Responses

  1. Thank you DR.Wells for the BTS and i am very thankful and so greatful and very much so appreciate you all very much being here with you
    and shareing my feelings and getting feedback on the things i feel
    and having the spirit to live by in my day to day life at 46 is something
    i have never been able to do with my friends and family keep up the
    good work because alot of people like me look forword to your next words
    of spirit so we can celebrate service everyday.
    Tell nexttime much love to you my sisters and pray for our children future.

  2. Thank you 🙂

  3. Bravo; Well said; Amen.

    Thank you and all of the BTS-Writers for your service.

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