Quotes about service

True goodness is not merely impulsive, but rational and considerate — it will therefore pause, and be at some trouble to inquire what service, and how best may it be rendered… Goodness should be willing to give time, and thought, and patience, and even labour; not mere money and kind words and compassionate looks.

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You have been asked to take notice of the sayings of dying men—this is mine: that a life spent in the service of God and communion with Him is the most pleasant life that anyone can live in this world.

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The strange thing about church membership is that you actually give up your preferences when you join. Don’t get me wrong; there may be much about your church that you like a lot. But you are there to meet the needs of others. You are there to serve others. You are there to give. You are there to sacrifice

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The righteous deeds of the saints—the good things we do in the service of Jesus—are a huge investment of our time, money, sweat, and even sometimes tears. And they are meant to be a delight to us. They are our wedding dress. They are our glory. They are Jesus’ gift to us, because he has broken with tradition and not only seen the dress, bu... read more


[Shasta] had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.

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The amazing thing is not so much that we sin as we do, but that our Father loves us as He does. The amazing thing is that God wants us to look away from our flawed service, and to look at someone else’s flawless service

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It is one thing to follow God’s way of service if you are regarded as a hero, but quite another thing if the road marked out for you by God requires becoming a doormat under other peoples’ feet. God’s purpose may be to teach you to say, “I know how to be abased” (like Paul). Are you ready to be less than a drop in the bucket? To be so ... read more


Gratitude can create love, which leads to rightly-motivated service. Or it can create a feeling of indebtedness, which leads to wrongly-motivated service.

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