We serve because we believe serving in the community naturally creates a wholeness you cannot experience otherwise. This wholeness satisfies our deep human need for belonging and provides peace and joy that energizes us to change the world we live in.
HWH believes when we serve, we are naturally rewarded for our choice. It's in our DNA - we were built and designed to serve. We invite you to join our community to help fulfill your need to belong, bring you peace and joy beyond your understanding, and bring you an eternal reward for serving your fellow humans.
Here are four examples suggesting serving could be "your why" too:
1. Christ said:
The Son of Man came to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.
If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.
You call me Teacher and Master and rightly so. That is what I am. So if I, Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other's feet. I've laid down a pattern for you. What I've done you do.
I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of our master, it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave. That is what the Son of Man has done. He came to serve, not be served.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
You know the rulers of Gentiles lord it over them and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be servant to all and whoever would be first among you must be your slave.
2. Pastor Graham Cooke:
Pastor Graham Cooke, says our first question must always be why. Why am I doing this? He says the answer never changes, because of who God has been to us and who he has always seen us to be in Christ. Why are we contemplating a risk or new ministry or adventure? If it's not for whom God has been to us and our trust in His unchanging love towards us, the how, what, and where will never hold us when the unexpected comes.
If the path becomes complex or the way unclear and we wonder why we ever started this journey in the first place we go back to the Who. You can find more about Graham Cooke and his philosophy from his YouTube videos or at http://brilliantperspectives.com/gods-answer-questions.
3. Simon Sinek:
Author and renowned speaker, Simon Sinek explained that oxytocin is an amazing chemical naturally released in our system when we have human touch or when we do something nice, such as when we are serving. It is a great high, and it's not addictive. The people who are recipients of the serving, or even someone watching someone else getting served, get an oxytocin release as well.
4. Medical News Today says:
Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone due to its effects on behavior. It is released during sex, hugging, or kissing. Oxytocin can have multiple psychological effects influencing social behavior and emotion. It underlies trust and is an antidote to depressive feelings. There are numerous studies going on currently, so the word is still out. But, many results and tests show release of oxytocin into the brain can be very beneficial to people in many ways.
Research shows oxytocin:
- Has been observed in high levels in the first six months fro married couples.
- Has an anti-anxiety effect and may affect romantic attachment and empathy.
- May have beneficial results for people in the autistic spectrum.
- Contributes to relaxation, trust, and psychological stabilty.
- Has been shown to be helpful in intestinal repair and protecting agaisnt such injury
Giving not getting is the way. Generosity begets generosity. At HWH, we belive you simply can not outgive God.
Don't condemn those who are down, that hardness can boomerang. Instead, be easy on people; you'll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you'll find life given back, and not merely given back - but given back with bonus and blessing.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the Lord Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than receive" Acts 20:35.