Friends, I have learned over time that God desires for us to have a “servant’s heart”. However, what does this mean?
Each person can view this a little bit different, but to me, it means to look outside of just myself. It means to me, what can I do for my fellow brother or sister? Well, I will use this site as an example. This was a vision that culminated over a number of years of minor visions God revealed to me. This is a great honor and privilege to be able to spread God’s love to the world through my experiences through this website. To hopefully resonate with at least one viewer if possible. The dream of mine is to glorify Him to the entire world!
I would like to take the time to discuss 3 verses. The first is from the book of Luke.
Luke 10:27 – “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
This verse to me when I read it, just saddens me ironically. We live in such a fractured world with so many things that contradict this such as greed, pride, hate, envy, and things of the like. None of these things line up with this verse. You cannot love God as stated above and hate someone or something. You get the picture. I absolutely love this verse, but it pains me to see how the world focuses on such worldly things. I am sure that you all can find so many things that match what I am referring to. So, love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Serve Him according to His will.
The second verse is from the book of John.
John 13:14-17 – “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them”.
This message is remarkable to me. It gives a clear and tangible example of how God wants us to be. Having this mindset, when applied to any scenario, can be in line with how God desires us to live. Now it must be freely chosen to be this way. God will not force us to live this way. This is where it really shows our love of the Father.
The third is Mark 20:28 – “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”.
This was one of countless examples Jesus gave to us while He was physically among us. It is just amazing to me that a visible example of someone that loves us so much and serves so much that He was willing to be put to death for ALL of our sins. Not just one sin or a few sins, but ALL of them, for the entire world. We just have to be reborn in the spirit.
We are sinners by nature. We were born into sin. We are exposed to sin. We eventually sin ourselves in one way or another. From myself, all who are reading this or not reading this, to Osama Bin Laden when he was alive, etc…. We are all sinners. However, we have a choice to make. Do we continue that sinful life without God, or do we turn to God and be reborn again? Once we are reborn again, we can truly start to experience the relief and joy that God wants us to have. It is daily work to ensure we are putting God’s desires before our own, but it is beyond worth it! In the end when we are called home, that dedication will pay off!
Now, this doesn’t mean that we won’t be challenged or fall short of God’s grace after we are born again, but we at least have a pathway to get back on track with God’s desire for us. That is repentance!
I know that I only said I would discuss three verses, but I just have to mention this one that I came across in my reading today. From the book of Psalms.
Psalm 36:9 – “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light”.
Oh my…. Oh my… This is a scripture that is just marvelous! This is clear to me that God is saying with Him that we see the world from a whole different lens. God doesn’t love us because of our physical beauty or because of our wealth or how popular we are with the public. God looks at our hearts! God looks at our spirit! My oh my, if the ENTIRE WORLD looked at everyone and everything the way God calls on us in this scripture to do, imagine the peace this world would have. Imagine the lack of greed and envy and hate and anger and pride everyone in this world would display. Imagine the lack of need of war! Imagine the reduction in crime we would have! Imagine being able to freely walk the streets to the store or home without having to worry, whether day or night. Imagine the potential of reduced poverty in this mindset. Imagine the homeless population getting as much respect and love as those in the top 1%? I can tell you that all these things will be a reality when God calls us home. Wouldn’t it be nice to experience this on Earth?
Until next time my brothers and sisters in Christ, God Bless!