3 Mar
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Make Me a Servant of All Today


This morning was brilliant with light. During my devotions, the Spirit graciously provided Mark 9:35, “…if any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.”

Then I took my daughter to school and reflected on the passage while driving home. I thought of Romans 12:10, “Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” And the commandment to “honor your father and your mother”, and I enjoyed drinking deeply these words from Christ, this concept of the last shall be first.

When I was in the driveway, I was still praying heavily and so didn’t get out right away. I noticed a bible in the back seat and picked it up and admired it, thanking God for His Word, and His Truth. Then I opened it and, Providentially, the first thing I read was St. Mark 10:43-44. “But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.”

Why was this His message this morning? I don’t know right now, but you can bet it will be front and center on my mind this week, and I will be asking The Lord for opportunities to serve without recognition.

Lord Jesus, make me lowly, help me to see the opportunities You provide to serve others today, help me to desire only Your “well done”. Oh, that they would not notice me, Lord, but oh, that they would see You! Make me mindful today to honor others above myself, with my voice, and my actions.

So, what do you think?