A Servant’s Heart
Serve Others. Do nice things for others. Do the right thing. Be nice. Do something unexpected for someone else.
Like it or not, I am realizing that each of these things are easier said than done. Over the last 24 hours alone, I have been challenged what I would call way too many times, to do something nice for someone else. It was something along the lines of, hold my tongue instead of snapping back with that rude comment, saying “Sure!” even though I’d rather not, or taking my time to do something for someone. Now looking back, I realize that I’ve missed a lot of opportunities to do these things. A LOT. Like really, A LOT. I got impatient. I didn’t think before I spoke. Whoops.
I’ve been especially challenged and convicted as I thought about how I must be as careful to serve those closest to me…my family and my friends…as I am when I’m helping at Sunday School or overseas. Sometimes that’s even harder, if you ask me.
Join me in challenging yourself to serve others today. Even the hard people…the people who are mean to you, even if you do the nicest thing for them. The Lord just reminded me of His own example. How He humbled Himself, became human, and lived His entire life serving others, and sacrificing everything He had. Most importantly on the cross, for the salvation of those who would call on His name for forgiveness, but also throughout His entire ministry. Surely as His followers, we should strive to serve in the same way.
so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 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.
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.
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