TO SERVE is a daily decision

To serve is a daily decision that can be made by everyone in our world today no matter the condition of life. Serving others is a unique style of expressing a master-servant relationship, or a typical relationship between two or more people. Unlike the times past, masters or people are called to serve others or their followers. This daily approach identifies who a disciple truly is.

A disciple is a service giver and of course, a disciple maker. There is a special trait that features the disciple, and the disciple maker; it is ”humility”‘. Indeed, it is only the humble that can serve another whilst discipling them or having a relationship with them. Humility in service also depicts how loving and caring a person is. If you are passionate about people like myself, or better put; like Jesus is, you will love with all your heart. If Jesus lives in you, you will start to care even more for another. You will begin to serve others willingly starting from a heart indwelled by the Holy Spirit.

We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us.

To be a servant means that you genuinely care about people. Jesus encourages us to follow His lead and serve one another. After washing His disciples feet which was a great act of love, humility and service, Jesus said, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:15). No other act would have been better, to show us how to lead or serve others.

Frankly speaking, in other to lead right, you must have a heart of service, and be willing to serve others. Jesus Himself washed the feet of His disciples. Why wouldn’t I do the same? OR, Why wouldn’t you? Do you believe in God? Do you love Jesus? If your answer is Yes; welcome to another dimension of Love. Love is to lead right, by loving others and being willing to serve them. Love is Jesus Christ Himself. By your fruits, they shall know you. Who do you represent?

WHAT WILL JESUS DO?

Jesus not only led by serving, but He also loved by serving, never placing Himself in a position above others. He washed feet. He fed thousands. He visited and healed the sick and the dead. He spent time with those no one else cared to spend time with. Jesus lived a life of humility. Jesus said, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:15). In this moment, Jesus sets an example for us to follow. Jesus not only led by serving, but He also loved by serving, never placing Himself in a position above others. He washed feet. He fed thousands. He visited and healed the sick and the dead. He spent time with those no one else cared to spend time with. Jesus lived a life of humility. Here are six ways to follow Jesus’ example of serving others.

  • Jesus was always willing to set example for others to follow
    • Jesus led others by serving them
      • Jesus expresses love for others by serving
        • Jesus never placed Himself in a position above others.
          • Jesus washed feet
            • Jesus fed thousands
              • He healed the sick, raised the dead
              • He spent time with others no one cared for.
  • Jesus lived a life of humility

I want to be like Jesus. No one Else will do

underlying lesson in John 13:8 King James Version (KJV)

Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

What do you think is going on in John 13:8? Peter was not willing to accept service. He did not want Jesus to wash his feet. Can you imagine that? Let us think of humility not so much as having a low attitude about one’s self, but as never thinking much about ourselves at all, being more focused on others. Jesus had that attitude when He washed the feet of His disciples. Yet, Peter’s refusal to this service take place was a definite lack of humility. Peter was too proud, too independent. He might have thought that refusing service from One who obviously should be served was a more honorable response to the basin and towel than sitting down and accepting Jesus’ actions.

Peter was unable to accept that his Master (Jesus) could wash his feet. He felt it must be the other way only which is, the servant serving the master.

Jesus said something very spectacular to Peter. “Peter, if I don’t wash your feet, you have no part with Me. The underlying lesson in John 13:8 is that service means

  • Followership:
  • Discipleship:
  • Leadership
  • Friendship
  • Relationship/partnership.

What the Lord was actually saying to Peter was, “Peter, you need to be humble to receive service as part of your followership and partnership with me. And In John 13:9, the bible record Peter’s response as follows; not my feet only, but also my hands and my head”. But Jesus answered him you need to have a relationship, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean” (John 13:10).

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