"The greatest among you shall be your servant." ~Matthew 23:11
Encouragement from Brooke
My husband has a servant's heart. It's his gifting. When he sees a need, he serves. When he doesn't know what else to do, he serves. During the first trimester of both of my pregnancies, when I was so sick that I couldn't keep up with the house, he did it all for me. He never asked what I needed. He never complained or whined. He just did what needed to be done. I often joke with people and say that he had no idea what to do with me, so he just took care of everything else!
Jesus led by serving.
I don't know if we can say that Jesus' gifting was to serve, after all, He was God. He didn't have to serve anyone. Neither do we. We don't have to serve others. But Jesus did. And He said that if we want to be first, we'll need to be last. He said that loving others, serving them, was serving Him--loving Him.
Goal for today:
- Commit to praying the ten prayers in the servant's heart chapter during day seven.
- Try finding ways to serve with your family. Take meals to families in your church who need help, participate in a Walk for Life for your local Pregnancy Center so they can meet the needs of women in unplanned pregnancies, or help serve soup to those less fortunate than you in a local Soup Kitchen. Find ways to teach your sons the value of serving others.
May __________ be a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ (James 1:1).
May__________follow Christ; and where He is, may__________be also. If anyone serves Christ, the
Father will honor him (John 12:26).
May__________be like Moses, faithful in all God’s house as a servant (Hebrews 3:5).
As the Lord’s servant, may__________not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently
enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness (2 Timothy 2:24-25).
May__________not use his freedom to satisfy his sinful nature. Instead, may he use his freedom to serve others in love (Galatians 5:13).
May__________use his spiritual gifts to serve others, as good stewards of God’s varied grace (1 Peter
May__________serve wholeheartedly, as if he were serving the Lord, not men (Ephesians 6:7).
Let__________be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and let him offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe (Hebrews 12:28).
May__________be a servant, for the greatest among us shall be servants (Matthew 23:11).
May__________fear the LORD his God and serve him only (Deuteronomy 6:13).