Monday, September 16, 2013

The Greatest Serve with Unconditional Love!

 Jesus reminds us that the greatest serve. The question develops on how does Jesus expect us to serve? What are the methods of service that Jesus teaches His disciples? What methods are God's expectation in serving in His kingdom?

The greatest in the kingdom of God serve by methods of love, endurance, persistence, and expectation.

Consider Luke 22, verse 26 where Jesus says, “The greatest among you should be like the youngest.” Jesus says that we are to serve like the youngest...how does the youngest of children serve...unconditionally loving those around them. A servant that desires to be the greatest, will serve unconditionally. This person will not be driven to serve because they love praise of service...but will serve with love and never expect to be praised in return. Just like a young child will love those around him or her.

This is a picture of our youngest, Nathan. He is a bundle of love. You just have to kiss those big chubby checks. All babies are made to love and be loved. Jesus says we are to be like the youngest and love unconditionally. Believers in Jesus are the ones that reach out and serve in love...unconditionally.

Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr's, “I have a Dream” speech. Dr. King believed anyone can serve...he said, “"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." I could not agree more!

Serving with love is understanding that serving is not about the “me,” serving with love is about serving the “THEM.”

Let me ask you....do you serve with unconditional love?

You know I love ya, Don

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