Give Yourself to God

In 2 Corinthians, chapter 8, Paul talks about the Christians in the area of Macedonia. These people faced many problems because they followed Jesus. And they were very poor people. But they did not sit around and feel sorry for themselves. Instead, they gave themselves to serve God and help other people.

In 2 Corinthians 8:5, Paul tells us about these Christians. “And they gave in a way that we did not expect: They gave themselves to the Lord and to us before they gave their money. This is what God wants.” The people in the churches of Macedonia did not have much money to give, but they gave themselves to serve God every day.

Maybe you are a Christian, but you are wondering what God wants you to do. The first step is to give yourself to Him. How can you do that? Pray to God every day. Read His Word and obey it. Then let Him show you ways you can serve other people.

Look for opportunities to give yourself to God today. Maybe you can visit someone who is sick or in prison. Maybe you can babysit for a tired mother or share a meal with your neighbors. Remember that God will bless you as you serve Him.