by Dino Rizzo

First of all let me just say what a great idea this group blogging project has proven to be! Dan, you’re not only a communicator, you’re a connector. And I’m honored that you have chosen to connect your readers with the Servolution movement.

I’m also so thankful for those of you who’ve written these posts, and those who have spread the word about them on facebook, twitter, and your own blogs.  You’ve helped get the message out, and as a result, a whole lot of people are becoming servolutionaries – people determined to start a revolution through serving others.

dino rizzoHere’s a few of my favorite quotes from the posts here on bibledude.net during the last two weeks:

  • “The most creative being in the universe wants us to be a part of drawing people closer to Him.”
  • “They demonstrated compassion and addressed needs which, when coupled with sharing Christ, wins souls.”
  • “Just give stuff away for free.”
  • “It’s a message of preparation. When God knocks, will you have your bags packed and be ready to go?”
  • “He [Jesus}was the ultimate servant even to the point of death on the cross all for our sake.”
  • “We, as God’s people, must be aware of what’s going on around us by being sensitive and ready to give in whatever way is necessary.
  • “I want to pursue a heart that breaks at the things that break God’s heart.
  • “Allowing the compassion of Christ to overflow from our hearts onto the lives of those around us is the very soul of service.”
  • “Serving is not something we compartmentalize, but it’s a way of life.”
  • “Our vision comes from Him, is empowered by Him, and is ultimately for His glory. If we stick to those basics, we will be spiritually safe and will bear good fruit.”
  • “God calls us to serve.  …Servolution wants nothing in return from those served.  Nothing except for those sick, poor, and in need experience the love, peace, joy, and hope that can only be provided by a relationship with Jesus.”
  • “Anyone can identify the problems, or excuses, but true servoluters are full of solutions.”
  • “Appreciation builds loyalty. Not just any kind – but the kind that multiplies. People naturally want to bring others to share in the appreciation. It happened in the early church. People were thanked and it gave them the endurance to face tough times.”
  • “The joy that comes from serving is the food that sustains us in this battle! We must enjoy the ride oh brothers and sisters in Christ!”
  • “We’re not made to go through life alone…. Serving isn’t always rewarding. But it is a whole lot easier when we have someone with us.”

Wow. I don’t know what more I can add to that.  Our heart with this book was simply to tell what  God has done, and to hopefully inspire others to believe that God will do the same where they are if they’ll ask Him to.  And we’re seeing that happen. Thousands of lives have been impacted by the book, and what is truly more important is that those people are now impacting thousands more in turn by serving others with the love of Jesus in practical ways.

This is not about us. It’s all about Him. And it’s about showing His love to others anytime, any place, whatever it takes.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Get the book: Servolution: Starting a Church Revolution Through Serving (Note: Buying it here helps the bibledude feed the family! Thanks! 🙂 )

About the contributor:

Dino Rizzo is the founding pastor of Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – a church with over 7,000 people in 11 campuses and 18 weekend services. HPC has been named one of America’s Top 25 Most Innovative Churches – a reflection of his overwhelming drive to reach the unreachable and to engage with others to show God’s love to the poor and hurting – wherever they are. His book, SERVOLUTION, exposes his passion to see believers join together in a revolution of serving others – Jesus style. Dino and his wife DeLynn have three children. Visit his blog at www.dinorizzo.com to learn more.

[servolution] closing thoughts

by About Guest Blogger time to read: 4 min
7
%d bloggers like this: