8th Day of Prayer: Called to Serve All
30 Days of Prayer
September 8, 2013
Called to Serve All
Written by: Ehab Illimi, CPA and Vice Chair, Nazareth Baptist School Board
We are called to serve all.
But, it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant; even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Jesus came to minister to the masses and to individuals. Throughout His ministry he served others. He did not ask anything for Himself. He served with compassion and empathy. He was unashamed of His calling to serve others. He was unafraid when service meant stepping aside from society's norms. We see examples of His servant spirit as he reached out to the man with leprosy; when He met the woman at the well in Samaria; when He saw that the people that gathered in Galilee were hungry and multiplied five loaves and two fishes into a meal that fed thousands; and when, just hours from death, He humbly washed the feet of His disciples.
He did not come to earth to live in palaces nor to sit in the chair of greatness. He came to serve and to die so that others might live in eternity with Him.
God has called us to imitate our Master. Jesus did not serve mechanically; but, He sympathized with those He served and united with them. His obedience to God's will motivated Him to serve. Jesus, unlike so many today, did not seek the admonition of men. In fact, He said that the chief should be a servant. He sought only the admonition of His heavenly Father.
As a Believer, we are all called to be a servant among those in our circle of influence. Consider your circle of influence, it it at school, at work, at home, in your community or at church? Wherever it is, do all from a servant's heart for the glory of God.
Please pray that the new school will have more students.
Aznasios - 3rd Grade; Rami - 1st Grade
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