Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Servant-Minded

By Kasey Roach

"Carrying a heavy load? Try helping someone else carry theirs." This phrase is harder than it sounds. For some of us, one more thing is too much. Being submissive and obedient to God’s greatest commandment seems overwhelming. However, God wants us to experience the result of serving. Being servant-minded is where the abundant life lies.

My father died when I was 18. I have struggled for years to understand what good could come from his death. But I have found that by sharing my experience with death, God has equipped me to serve other kids who are grieving the loss of a parent. When I am "serving" these kids, I feel JOYFUL!! They are healing me!!

Ultimately, by being servant-minded, we imitate Christ’s humility to others. By doing so, the reward of true, intense, and manifested Joy in your life far outweighs the burden of doing one more thing.


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1 comment:

Jenness Gilles said...

This brings to mind 2 Cor. 1: 3-7 where we are encouraged to comfort one another from the comfort we have received from God...through Christ our comfort overflows...
Thank you for the reminder that God uses all things in our lives to further His Kingdom.
Blessings, JG