Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

Mark 9:35.

 

Jesus was very clear that the path to greatness lay in serving others by obeying God. Although He was the Son of God, He learnt obedience by what He suffered, obedience to His Father’s will. It was in obedience to God that Jesus became a servant of all.

 

What is the position of God in your life? Sometime we dishonour God by taking His position when we decide by ourselves what to do tomorrow and when we begin to tell God what to do, how we want Him to do it and when we want Him to do it. Unfortunately, by man’s plan driven by sense knowledge, so many of us have taken over the future. And when we make plans for tomorrow without reference to God, we are guilty of the sin of arrogance and self-sufficiency.

 

Only the present is ours. No man knows by the present sign what the future holds; the future belongs to God and God is the Governor of our future. The position of God in our life is power. Our will must submit to God’s will before His power can work through us and for us. God’s power is for Christian services: to save, to heal, to deliver, to bless others. We serve God when we help our fellow brothers. Therefore, our attitude towards God and our fellow human being should that of a servant for God’s sake. Love and be loved but love for God’s sake. Help and be helped but help for God’s sake.

 

Take this lesson from Jesus. Jesus knew who He was and where He was going. That is why He became the servant of all. Because He knew this world is just a market; He knew He was just passing through. John 13:3-5: “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”

 

So today, if you know you are a child of God, if you know that one day you are returning to God and resting in Him, the best way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it.

 

  • Love someone more dearly every day.
  • Forgive someone from your heart every day.
  • Give away what your life depends on every day.
  • Sow to the Spirit every day.

 

That is how you can be servant of all.

 

GOD CAN USE ANYONE

“Sometimes our lives are so centred on what we ourselves are going through – how we are doing, how we are treated, what our situation looks like, that we forget that God doesn’t look at people the same way we do. He holds all men’s hearts in His hands and can use anyone to bring to pass His purpose.
Someone you see as a thorn in your flesh today can be your helper tomorrow – that is why tomorrow is a mystery.”

GREAT MEN HAVE GREAT HABITS

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”

HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE NOT ASKED

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”