Servolution is a great book that we encourage all of our readers to pick up. Dino Rizzo is the pastor of an amazing church called Healing Place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dino will also be sharing about Servolution in the month of June on InnovativeMinistryLeader.com
We had the opportunity to ask Dino Rizzo a question relating to his new book.
In ministry we have all experienced different seasons in our lives. When times get tough for you personally, what is the best insight for keeping the spirit of Servolution alive?
Sean, thanks for being a part of the Servolution Blog Tour – and for the great question. You’re so right – life is made up of ever-changing seasons. One of the coolest things about serving others is the strength it gives the one who serves. Jesus taught it himself, “It is more blessed to give than it is to receive.” We have found that when you serve others – when you get your eyes off of your own needs for a while and help someone else in need, your own needs tend to look different afterward. After you’ve spent a week serving AIDS orphans in Africa, I don’t feel so bothered by my own challenges. Plus, when you serve together, you find strength in the others you’re serving with. Many times, the very thing I’ve needed help with I have found the answer to in others I’ve been serving alongside. Put those thoughts together with the truth that Jesus didn’t quit when the job got tough – he went all the way to the cross for me – how can I not go all the way and do whatever it takes to serve others?