I watched a movie last night. I won’t say which one, because I don’t want to recommend it. It’s too violent. However, I learned something in it. The story revolved around a group of warriors who served their “lord.” They did everything humbly, through service, through honor, through excellence, through self-discipline … and by spending quiet time focused on their service. It struck me that God would have us serve Him and His Kingdom and His people in the same way – humbly, through service, honor, excellence (not striving), self-discipline, and by spending quiet time with Him. It is the fruit of the Holy Spirit in us that allows us to serve God in this way. Without Him, we can’t do this. With Him, we must.