For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
God doesn’t want us to do good things for him but because of him. We can not earn or work for his forgiveness, it is something He gives us because He Loves us. Anyone can do something for someone and say, look at what i did. This is how we keep ourselves from God’s Love for us. Instead He wants us to accept what he has for us freely and follow his example. By helping one another we honor God’s will and His sacrifice for us.
When we do for others out of Love and give credit to God we are not looking for recognition but instead giving thanks to God for what he has given us. Selflessness is key to becoming closer to God, let us provide for others at all times to be examples of what God has done for us. Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. True Love doesn’t pick and chose who to Love but shows Love to all for Love’s sake.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Love begets Love, hate begets hate, etc. Can you see how what we do and share determines what we get in return? Jesus said to Love God above all else and to Love your neighbor as yourself. Well try Loving your neighbor as you would Love God and see how it feels. Treat everyone as if they are God in the flesh and how can you not do what God is asking. This means to humble yourself to everyone and give your all expecting nothing in return. Think about the things and actions of Jesus and follow His ways and we can show God just how much we Love him.