“Let this mind be in You, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a Servant and was made in the likeness of men:” – Philippians 2: 5 – 7
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ set an example for all believers to follow when He “took upon Him the form of a servant.” So then, if Jesus Christ can humble Himself and be a Servant, why will we not follow His example and do the same?
A Servant of God, in my opinion is someone who has first, surrender their life to Almighty God by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, by so doing, has come under the Rule and Lordship of Jesus Christ and, must develop an intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of God by:
- Reading the Bible daily, God’s Word
- Praying to God, in the Name of Jesus
- Meditating on the Words of God with the help of the Holy Spirit
- Loving the Almighty God and Our Neighbors
- Practicing Forgiveness
A Servant of God, though not perfect, must have a willingness to serve others in our community by seeing the need and asking God for His provision to supply whatever is required to fulfill that need, with a discerning spirit…..1 John 3:17 – 18 “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have needs, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?”
A Servant of God, gives attention to the Body of Christ and stand in the gap when the need arises, whether it be in exercising Spiritual gifts eg; ministering, praying for the sick and oppressed etc., helping those who are hurting and suffering, distributing food and basic commodities to those in need, helping to find accommodation when necessary, or allowing God to use you to bring reconciliation and restoration to families through prayers, counseling and encouragement so that the devil can have no victory in the life of people.
A Servant of God, must understand that serving others is the very essence of ministry where we demonstrate love for God and for others, who will then, experience the love of God through us and would see that our God is real and would desire to know him more… “for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.” – 2 Cor 4:5
A Servant of God, must be conscious at all times of Matthew 25:44-46
- Mat 25:44 – “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?”
- Mat 25:45 – “Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”
- Mat 25:46 – “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment but the righteous into life eternal.”
Even though, SALVATION is free, Remember that ALMIGHTY GOD gave His Son, JESUS to die on the Cross for OUR SINS because HE LOVED THE WORLD
Supporting Scriptures – Mark 10:42 – 45, John 13: 12 – 17, Romans 12: 1 – 21, Col 3: 23 – 24, 1 Peter 4:8-11
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