Could Serving Others be the Best Medicine?

I recently had a conversation with someone who exclaimed that they were struggling with crabbiness. As I inquired more, she went on to say it had been going on for quite some time and that it was having an effect on her marriage and her kids. She said she had tried many things she thought would help, but with no real results. Since my purpose for visiting was to ask her to plug into a volunteer opportunity at King of Glory, I decided it best not to bring up my request just yet. She was clearly not in a state to serve, right?

But later that day as I thought about it, I wondered if I had missed an opportunity to help her with her crabby mood.  Could volunteering and serving others be exactly what she needed to cure her crabby state?  

So I did some digging in the Bible.  I found 25 verses related to serving.  There is clear evidence from the Bible that God wants us to serve.  Galatians 5:13 says, "You, my brothers and sisters,  were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love."  

A worldly view of the passage might see it as just another "rule" that God requires.  But, is it possible that God created us so beautifully that He knows when we turn our focus outward to serving others, it is joyful medicine? 

In a world that says "it's all about me," volunteering falls to the bottom of our to do list.  But maybe, just maybe, if we flip that list and put volunteering at the top,  it would be just the right medicine for crabbiness!

If you are looking for ways to plug into King of Glory, or find a church home that nurtures you right where you are, we would love to meet you.