It’s Monday! May it be BLESSED!
“I am Second.”
Have you heard this before? There are at least two books written on this but do we know what it means?
In a “me” kind of world where you are encouraged to always put yourself first, where your world revolves around your self-esteem, pride and ego, do we even have a clue as to what that means?
My greatest desire is to SERVE Christ. To be His servant. Not relying on me or some thing, but to lean on the only completely reliable source of love, hope, and freedom: the God who created me. It is by serving and become less that we gain so much more!
A servant of Christ knows who is the King. A servant of Christ is one who has voluntarily set aside his or her personal rights in order to love, serve, and obey the will of God in Christ Jesus. Servants of Christ die daily to sin and fleshly desires, allowing Christ’s life to flow through them (Galatians 2:20).
I believe if we are in a true relationship with Christ, our service to Christ will include service to others. Sometimes, it may be a simple smile that brightens someone’s day, sometimes that may include physical help, financial assistance or maybe loving the unlovable. Whatever I am led to, I pray I recognize and act on it.
I don’t want to be first. I am second. My Jesus, my Savior, my God will always be First!
God Must Become Greater
The Bible says that God must become greater and I must become less. Those are simple words I would do well to challenge myself with tonight.
Simple words reminding me it’s not all about me or my comfort or my plans. Simple words that remind me of the way Jesus demonstrated humility and service through His life and His death. Simple words… He must become greater and I must become less. I’ll be honest, I need these words tonight. How about you?
As these words rush through my mind, I realize it’s good for me to serve others. It’s good for me to see how often I grumble and complain. It’s good to see how much I need Jesus. It’s good to feel His strength take over when I’m weak. And it’s good to pray that He becomes more and I become less.