Friday, January 17, 2014

A New Life, A New Opportunity

Matthew 20:26, “…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant...”

Jesus said of Himself that He did not come to be served but to serve others. He illustrated this in many ways, but perhaps in none more powerful than when He washed the disciples’ feet. He commanded them to serve others in the same way.

Jesus not only expects us to serve others but He equips us to do it. He gives us passions and gifts to serve others. Paul wrote in his letters that “each” one of us have gifts given by God to serve others. So we have a call to serve, a gift to serve with and a people to serve. The only thing holding us back from this opportunity for greatness – is us.

Have you discovered your God-given gifts for serving others his love? You can study New Testament teaching about gifts He gives and ask the Holy Spirit to give you a discovery of your gifts. You can ask a spiritual leader in your life to help you on this discovery journey too.

God doesn’t give us gifts to display on a shelf. He gifts us to be a blessing to others. May His grace be displayed through your gifts as you serve others today.

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