Having a Servant’s Heart

Who do people think is the greatest, a person who is served or one who serves? Isn’t it the one who is served? But I have been with you as a servant.

(Luke 22:27 CEV)

“As you seek to serve others, as you have me, may our Father bless your servant’s heart,” read the note from a colleague. Servant. This word carries a negative connotation for many people. However, Jesus, the Son of God, referred to Himself as a servant and performed the task of a servant. During the last supper, when none of the disciples volunteered to wash feet, a menial task performed by a servant, Jesus got up and began to wash their feet, setting an example for them to follow (John 13:5, 12-17). Many of the disciples eventually came to identify themselves as servants–Paul (Romans 1:1), James (James 1:1) and Peter (2 Peter 1:1). Be willing to perform menial services for others.

Don’t wait to be served. Start serving.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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