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02/03/2017

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The Mind Of A Servant


"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve...." (Mk.10:45).

A term that I have heard a lot in the 21st century is mind set... I am sure when I was younger there were some other terms like attitude, standpoint, approach, perspective, slant or opinion out there, but I really like mind set...That being said, just what do you suppose the mind set of a servant is? Does it require a change of attitude? I believe that the Lord really cares about what actually motivates us, thus, our attitude counts more than our achievement. Yesterday's devotional focused on Christ being our gold standard when it comes to behavior. Jesus Himself said that He came to serve rather than to be served in today's verse, so the bar has been set. Have you ever described people as "being full of themselves?" When was the last time you emptied yourself for someone else's benefit? The point is that we can't be servants if we are already full of ourselves. It is only when we forget ourselves that we really do things that are worthy of being remembered. Paul described Jesus in this way; "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness" (Phil.2:6-7). A servant thinks like a steward. not like an owner. Why? Because a servant remembers that God owns it all anyway. Thus, servanthood and stewardship walk through life hand in hand. With that in mind, we cannot let money get in the way... More folks out there get sidetracked by money and materialism than by any other things. If money becomes our master, we become its slave. When Jesus is our Master, money becomes our servant! "So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?" (Lk.16:12). Having money is not a sin, failing to use it for God's glory is... More about being servants over the next few days...

Have a great day... T   G   I   F         Thank God I'm Forgiven.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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