A Servant’s Heart .The Call To Serve

 

A Servant’s Heart .The Call To Serve

Philippians 2:7-9:  7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[a] of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man,

    he humbled himself

    by becoming obedient to death—

        even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place

    and gave him the name that is above every name,

When it comes to serving in the church, people rarely request positions where they will go unnoticed. They usually ask to be involved in a place of leadership.

Now, there is nothing wrong with heading a committee. But God calls us to have a servant’s heart: He desires that our motive be to glorify Him, not ourselves.

Over the years, I’ve had many conversations with young men studying at seminary. Countless times, they share the desire to lead a sizable church. And those who are called to a small congregation frequently struggle with feelings of insignificance.

My encouragement to them is this: In His great love, God places us where He wants us to serve, and every task we undertake should be given our all, whether there’s one person listening or a multitude. We ultimately serve Jesus, and He is not concerned with the recognition we receive. He desires our obedience and our best effort. This is true not just for pastors but for all believers.

There are many reasons the Lord calls us to serve. First, He rids us of pride and selfishness, allowing our focus to be on Him. Second, we proclaim our love for Christ through our care for one another. Third, God tests and purifies our hearts through service.

How do you define success? A common response is “achieving predetermined goals.” Scripture’s definition, however, is different. The Lord desires that we discover His plan, obey, and become all that He intended. In other words, for success in the biblical sense, God sets the goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

 

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “A Servant’s Heart .The Call To Serve

  1. An excellent article my friend, thanks for sharing and do keep up the great work you are doing here in your ministry. I do enjoy coming here and reading and getting inspiration. May God continue to bless you greatly in your walk with Him.

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  2. Pingback: Faithful Christian Workers. Sermon And Prayer Point By Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

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