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A Servant’s Heart

The Last shall be First

Mark 10:43-45 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Dearest Friends: The love of God sown so freely in our hearts is like a rushing, mighty river in its life force, and the Bright and Morning Star in its intensity. Having a relationship with God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, and allowing ourselves to be led by His Holy Spirit opens up a life in which all things become possible. Living for our Holy God and serving Him with our most holy faith becomes a powerful combination. Let these words of inspiration open new avenues of faith and trust you may not have had the courage to experience before. As the passage of scripture in Mark mentions above, dear ones, it blesses us the most to become servants of others. Our lives are richer and more meaningful when we give of ourselves and our resources to minister the love of God to a world in need.

Precious ones, many are hurting, many are lost, and many more still are lonely and without hope. There is so much to do. There are so many to love. Most folks just need some genuine affirmation. Perhaps you have not considered that common words spoken with spiritual encouragement have a powerfully positive effect on the people around you. Our words and the attitude with which we speak them can change the atmosphere in our home, the workplace, wherever we may be at any moment. Scripture says in Proverbs 15:1 - a soft answer turns away wrath. So begin this day to minister to those around you by sowing seeds of positive words and attitudes, sowing words of inspiration and loving affirmation. Be the best that you can be in Jesus’ Name for freely you have received from the Lord, freely give in return.

To have a servant’s heart is one of God’s greatest gifts to His children. For in the passage of scripture above, even Jesus came to minister and to give His life as a ransom for us. And scriptures says in John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. There is no greater way to glorify God with one’s life, and to honor mankind, than to love others and be a bright light in one’s little corner of the world. Remember that untold numbers of our military down through the ages have given their all for their brothers and for their country. They made the ultimate sacrifice. This is a show of a true servant’s heart and attitude. Now it may seem like what we have is little when we consider the needs we are witness to, but truly “little is much when God is in it”. His word says if we abide in Him and His words abide in us, we shall ask what we will and it shall be done for us (John 15:7).

So be of good courage today, dearest friends, for true faith and trust in the Lord will not only bless you and lift you up, and be all to you that you could ever need, but this faith and trust in the Lord will allow you to be a blessing to others in ways you could never imagine. Sometimes the blessings others need are the simplest of things, your affirming nod, a warm hug, words of hope, encouraging words, and moral support. But when those around you have needs that are bigger than you or your ability to meet, remember Who is abiding in you and Who is providing. And always remember that to be first in the Kingdom of God is to be last. A true servant’s heart will not be swayed by the hardness of the task, and a true servant of Jesus will rise to the challenge knowing that God will supply all his needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The grace of our Lord be with you all.


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