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02/06/2017

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The Ministry Of A Servant


"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other" (Gal.5:25-26).

As we attempt to get into the mind of a servant, we must inspect different aspects of it. Today we'll look a one really important thing. What is a servant's ministry all about? I believe that servants think about their ministry, not about what others may be doing. Though I do not particularly like food shopping, one thing about it is that comparison thing. When I buy fruit, one of my favorites, I don't just grab a container of blueberries and throw them into the cart. I want to take a close look at it, making sure the fruit is ripe, but not overripe... Since I'm going to eat this stuff, I want the best I can find... When a servant is ministering, he or she does not criticize, compare or compete with other servants or with their ministries. Why? They are too busy doing the work of the Lord, seeking and saving the lost. Today's verses follow those famous ones about the fruit of the Spirit... (Vs.22-23). With the Spirit as our guide, keeping in step with Him, we're not to become conceited, provoking and envying each other... Very often, a goal of team sport athlete is to make an All Star team. This means that his abilities are such that they are appreciated by teammates and opponents alike. A servant wants to make that All Star team too. He wants to know that his efforts have made a difference in people's lives, but there is one more important thing. A servant wants to make God's All Star team, knowing that in his servitude, God is pleased. When Jesus came to the Jordan to be baptized by John, it says that the heavens opened up and the Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. God's words are the same ones that we are striving to hear... "This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased." A servant's ministry is about pleasing God...

Have a great start to your week... Begin it with a RAK or two... Love mark Phil.4:11

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