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Friday, August 2, 2013

Serving Will Define My Life

In summary of Matthew 20:28 it says, For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Bottom line:
Jesus came not to be served, but to serve others and to give his life a ransom for many.

What this means to me:

I should strive to serve above all other things I do and remember that this is what Jesus did.  So for me service will not something I tack onto my schedule, if spare time is available. It is the heart of my Christian life. Jesus came "to serve" and "to give" - and those two verbs should define my life as well.  I must act on what I know and practice what I claim to believe. Study of his word without service, will lead me to spiritual stagnation.  Serving is the complete opposite of my natural tendencies. Most of the time I’m more interested in me being served than providing service.  In my congregation,I'm looking to serve and be a blessing.  A mature follower of Jesus will stop asking, "Who's going to meet my needs?" and start asking, "Whose needs can I meet?"  In summary, I’m to make serving my natural goal in everyday life.  When I do this, I’m taking on the characteristics of my savior.  I need to fight the urge to being served and look for ways to serve others, regardless of the situation.