The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20 : 28
When we wait for others to wait on us- we may find the outcome disappointing.
It happens in every day living.
We wait for complements – we don’t receive -or recognition- we do not get
In each case we have expectations of service -which we did not receive.
If we focus our attention on self
-our feeling: our expectations and our rights –
it indicates that we want others to serve us.
God calls us to serve others.
Jesus came to give His life in service for others –
and He asks us to follow His example.
Ministry is being unselfish,
His Love through us makes us think of the needs of others than our own.
By inquiring- “what can I do for someone?”
Ministry is – words of witness about God’s love;
Encouragement for the hurting and lonely person who needs support.
It reaches out to people with broken emotions and relationships:
It is Christ serving others through us- if we have this vision for SERVICE to others.
Help us to be mindful of the needs of others-
Take our focus off us and ask God to go with us.