The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:7-11, NRSV)
Why do you serve?
Do you do things so others will see you and give you credit?
Do you do things so others will see you and call you a good person?
When ever we do something we should do it as God is working in and through us and serve others, not for glory but so that God gets the glory.
At each baptism we do, there is the line as the candle is given to the parent/God-parent of the child, “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and give glory to our Father in heaven!”
Let you light shine, but so that God gets the glory!
Let Him be glorified!