A SERVANT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD

John 13: 3–5, 12–14 (NLT)  3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. 4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. 12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? 13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. 14 And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. 15 I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. Jesus came to this Earth to serve mankind and demonstrate how we should live a supernatural life. Kingdom of GodEven though He worked great miracles, raised the dead, healed the sick and set the captives free, He had no problem washing the feet of His disciples. And do you know what makes you excellent in God’s Kingdom? Is being a servant. Servanthood must be the distinguishing mark of every Believer. Jesus said in Mark 10:45 (NLT) that 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus had no problem taking on a servant role. Jesus was totally committed to the things of God. He put His feelings aside to meet the needs of others.  And our Heavenly Father requires us to serve Him in Excellent. The only way you can serve in excellent is that something in you is already excellent by nature and not by definition.  And that’s the Holy Spirit. And as a born again believer, excellent is already in you. Psalms 150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Everything God did was excellent.  Serving God requires you to change your attitude; you have shift the focus from yourself to someone else. It challenges your flesh, but it develops your character. In other words, we have to become God-focused instead of self-focused. We have to be willing to serve God in excellent for the sake of furthering the Kingdom of God. It might be inconvenient for you at time, but be willing to be inconvenient to help someone else.  Look for opportunities to help someone else. It’s all about advancing the Kingdom of God and Excellent is on the inside of you and God wants to use you. A servant has a great attitude, and serves the Lord with joy. A servant’s heart is revealed in the little things you do. People of excellence are true to the Word of God, and serve Him first and foremost by being obedient to His Word. When you cultivate a servant’s heart you position yourself for promotion and increase that only comes from God. Daniel 6:3 then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Everything Daniel did was excellent. It was noticeable by others and those in leadership positions. He excel! He did his best! And because he had such an excellent spirit God promoted him above everybody elseJesus, our greatest champion,  Philippians 2:7    7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: We should always be asking what we can do for others, rather than what others can do for us. The foundation of Christianity is love because God is love. When we learn to become servants, we build our character and cultivate the love of God in our hearts. God has always shown His love to us through serving us. His excellent act of servanthood was sending Jesus to die for our sins John 3:16  16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. This great act of serving mankind is why we, in turn, should serve Him and others. God will not force you to serve Him; the choice is yours. But you have to present yourself instead of waiting for someone to ask you to serve, or for a miraculous sign to show up. If your heart is not willing to serve Him, ask Him to help you in this area.  And ask yourself, “Am I living to please God or myself?  It’s all about serving Him, the Almighty One. He will never forget what you have done to serve Him and others. By making a quality decision to walk in His love, and put His agenda before your own, you will be an authentic demonstration of the character of Jesus, and reap rewards here on Earth and in Heaven. Selfishness is the mindset that says, “Me first.” But servanthood says, “You first.” Be a servant for the Kingdom of God!

About Outreach International Foundation Ministry

Outreach International Foundation Ministry is an evangelistic outreach ministry that is determined to see people “saved” from all parts of the world. Reaching out to change lives through the Word of God. Changing a Nation to the Glory of God. We offer Biblical training that will empower and encourage churches to confidently win the souls within their communities, cities, and states to the Kingdom of God; by sharing their faith of the Gospel of Jesus with an understanding that will bring about everlasting change in the lives of all people who receive Jesus as their Lord and Personal Savior. Outreach International Foundation Ministry P.O. Box 490933 Atlanta, GA 30349 Outreach.int.foundation@gmail.com 678.951.9276
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