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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Humbly Serving

In review of Mark 9:35 it says, “He sat down, call the twelve, and said to them, If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”

Bottom Line:
If you desire great things ahead, put aside your self and serve.

What this means to me:
If I desire His blessings and guidance in my life, I need to put my pride and needs aside and humbly serve.

Today's verse comes from the last part of Mark chapter 9. In it Jesus is telling his disciples about the greatest in the Kingdom. Jesus had asked his disciples what they were discussing out on the road. But none of them had answered, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.  So Jesus sat down and called the disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”

What I’m learning is that I exist to make a big deal out of God. This life is not about my own self-recognition, either in this world or in heaven. It is all about honoring the King of kings and Lord of lords with everything I have to give.

Given this, I should make each day count as I will only get one chance to share the love of Christ on earth. I should make my life count by using my God-given talents to honor the Lord. The blessing he will provide for me doing so will be far greater than what I give of myself.

In summary, I am called to be a servant. I need to wash a few feet here on earth and share the love of the Lord!. As I assume the role of a servant, I will become more like Jesus.