In the month of April and May, one thing that came to my mind often was service. One day in April, my waking thought was love is service, and marriage is about serving each other. In May, there was a day I woke up praying that I receive grace to have a heart for service—serving my husband to the best of, not my ability, but how God would grace me to serve him. I also prayed that God grants him a heart of service.

Why am I writing about a heart of service? The human heart is selfish by nature and we desire to seek our own way and meet our own needs without necessarily considering others. That same heart is taken into marriage, and we are consumed with the thought of what we can get out of the relationship and not what we can give.

Because of the nature of our heart, we need Christ to do His work in it and help us have His kind of mind which is a mind of service in humility. Christ wasn’t too big to serve His disciples and wash their feet, and He has given us that example that we may seek to serve our spouse and not ourselves. He has called us to a life of service and He wants us to outdo each other in love.

A heart for service will reflect in how we carry out our tasks within the home. Rather than doing things out of compulsion and duty, you should do it out of love and the willingness to meet the need of your partner. Click To Tweet

A heart for service will reflect in how we carry out our tasks within the home. Rather than doing things out of compulsion and duty, you should do it out of love and the willingness to meet the need of your partner. You’re not culture or tradition-bound in doing things, rather you’re love and service-bound, and you do what you do with a willing heart.

Rather than being caught up in selfishness, and a desire to be served, let’s seek to serve like Christ has called us to.

Your home will be beautiful and built to last.

Oluwakemi.