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A Servant’s Heart

Mark 10:43-45

43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.  45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

profileJesus made it clear that in order to follow after Him – we are called to serve others.  A servant’s heart is something to be desired for sure.  I have known a few people in my life that simply seemed to have a servant’s heart – naturally.  Most of us allow the sinful nature – the selfish nature – to rule the day and have to force ourselves to have a servant’s heart.

I’ve talked about filters and most of us have to really filter our thoughts and actions when it comes to serving others because our nature is to please self – to think of self – first.  Join me as we strive to do Heart Surgery on our spiritual hearts and become more like Christ.  We will be preaching about Attitude Sunday and our attitude goes a long way when it comes to having a servant’s heart.  We will talk on Sunday about ways we can cleanse our hearts and become more like Christ.

Today’s passage was talking about those that lord it over others.  Jesus said that it should not be like that among us.  We should not feel like something is beneath us – or something someone else should do.

Did you ever work for someone who would get right down there with the workers and get dirty accomplishing the task at hand rather than sitting back and giving instructions?  We should all develop a servant’s heart – a willingness to help others and putting others before ourselves.  It is not easy – and maybe not even natural for some of us.  But it is what God has called us to model!

Let’s follow the example of Christ who was willing to serve others.  He was the King of kings and the Lord of lords and yet He was willing to wash His disciples’ feet and serve those around Him.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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January 10, 2014 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal | , , , , ,

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