THE REQUIREMENTS OF SERVANTHOOD

Umm, many preachers today are preaching how to meet the needs and desires for oneself only. The self-focused, life is all about me sermon and personal prophecy is once again struck down with scripture. -Admin-

The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10 (NKJV)

The most striking feature about Jesus during His earthly ministry was His unceasing servanthood mind-set. Though He was full deity, His life was a pure reflection of a humble servant.

Since you are created to be conformed to the image of Christ, you should increasingly demonstrate the attributes of a genuine servant. That will occur as you take on the following characteristics:

Awareness. Are you alert to the needs of others around you? Are you sensitive to their huts, dreams, problems?

Availability. Do you take so much time meeting your own needs that you have no time for others? You have to make time to serve.

Acceptance. One reason you don’t serve lovingly is that you have a hard time accepting others. You look at their faults instead of seeing them through the eyes of the Father.

Abiding. You can give time and love to others only as you depend on Jesus daily and draw your strength and wisdom from Him.

Abandonment. Jesus said that if a man is to find his life, he must lose it (Matthew 10:39. What He meant was that you should cease trying to call attention to yourself and instead concentrate your concern on others.

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