Spirit Led Living

October 26, 2009

Hi, my Name is Jesus and I will be your Server Today

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Hi, my Name is Jesus and I will be your Server Today

Aug 4thPosted by Lannie in All Posts No comments“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life- a ransom for many.”

-Matthew 20:28

Serving others: sounds good in theory, but when it really comes down to it, this is something that many people struggle with. Now when I talk about serving others, I don’t mean

“Hello, I’m (insert name here), can I take your order?”

I mean serving others in the name of Jesus and humbling yourself just like He did.

Jesus: the guy (well not just any old Joe Shmoe), but the guy that gave His life on the cross so that we wouldn’t all be doomed to live in Hell forever, got down on his hands and knees and washed His disciple’s feet. HANDS AND KNEES TO WASH PEOPLE’S FEET!!!! Can you say EWWWWWWWW?

But that is the kind of humility that Jesus had and says we need to have also.

Okay, believe me, that WASN’T your cue to go and find some random person on the street and say,

“Excuse me, can I wash your feet because Jesus told me to?”

What I’m saying is that you can go and help others out (big or little) because a sincere effort is all the same in God’s eyes. I help out in the nursery at my church because I like it, but all service doesn’t have to involve direct contact with other people: giving food to a food bank is something that makes Jesus smile, but doesn’t involve much contact with others. However, jobs like serving coffee in the morning or greeting someone with a smile on your face warms Jesus’ heart also. Sometimes the smallest things, like a smile and a friendly greeting, mean the most. God doesn’t care what you do as long as your effort to serve others is sincere.

Believe me- the moment you choose to sincerely serve others you will feel a peace and a happiness that only comes from God. It is all worth the effort to serve others because in doing that you also serve God.

“For you are called to freedom, brothers; but don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.”

-Galations 5:13

via Teen Walking.

October 13, 2009

How to be Filled with The Holy Spirit – Homeless Jesus Example « Power to Change

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How to be Filled with The Holy Spirit – Homeless Jesus Example

Written by Power to Change Ministries

The concept of welcoming Christ into our hearts and lives is presented early on in the Christian journey. We are often quoted Christ’s welcome from Revelations 3:20, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

So we take that first step and open the front door to Jesus. But what happens afterward? With time, we show Jesus around, but do we treat him like a tentative guest or does he get to move in and make himself completely at home in our lives?

Why not ask to Jesus to move in today? He doesn’t just want to be a guest. Christ wants a key. Give it to Him, and you won’t believe the renovations He will do.

via How to be Filled with The Holy Spirit – Homeless Jesus Example « Power to Change.

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