"Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant…Matthew 20: 25-26
CONSIDER THIS: The model of leadership has been set for us by God Himself, when He gave up the eternal throne and poured Himself out, then lowered Himself to be born as a man. This is the epitome of Servant Leadership. Fast forward to today….for some reason, some of Christ’s under-shepherds, ministers and just plain Christians prefer to be served, in the modern church today….thereby seeing things differently than our Boss Jesus (in the above verse).
ACTION: The plan for today is to really search our own hearts and minds to see #1. if we even deserved the Blessings He has given us (NO, we don’t) and then, #2. why aren’t we then humble and obedient to be His True Servant as He stated? Contemplate this for the next several days and then journal your response by studying the Foot-washing Technique of the Lord Jesus and why He did what He did here.
Oh Most Gracious and Heavenly Father, we thank You for the Grace which sent Jesus to be our perfect model of excellence in Character, Humility, Love and Leadership. Help us to understand that to be like Christ is first of all to follow Him in obedience, submission and commitment to YOUR WILL, YOUR WAY and YOUR WISDOM….and not the wisdom of the world, which leadeth to destruction. Lord, help us to see this truth and to begin to readjust our focus from navel-gazing to Kingdom minded, in Jesus’ Strong Name amen.