41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.
42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
I carry the mantle of being a servant. . .publicly. Privately though, it’s much more difficult. I don’t necessarily need to be great, but neither do I long to be a lowly servant. Unfortunately, another person’s agenda and needs rarely match up with mine. Yet God is speaking to me to look for opportunities to be like Jesus toward others.
Though it feels counter-intuitive, I’m challenged today to let go of my self-absorbed agenda for the needs of another. This inward transformation starts close to home for me. This means leading by serving my wife, whose agenda by the way, doesn’t always align with mine. Lord, I’m available to be your servant today. Who has God placed in your life today?
Kurt Holm, Pastor
The Creek Church Community – Walnut Creek