A SERVANT’S HEART……….
“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” Phil. 2:3………..
“who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Phil. 2:6-8
I was exhausted, frustrated, and totally clueless about how to fix a technology problem affecting my ministry work when I suddenly thought of a friend’s husband and called to ask if he would help me. Despite the limited time he had for his own work that day, he didn’t hesitate to jump in and help me. Immediately. Quietly. Humbly. With no fanfare. With no expectation of anything in return.
When I thanked him, his answer was simple.
“Let me know if you need anything else.”
Not, you owe me money. Not, you ruined my day. Not, you stressed me out. Not, you asked too much of me. Not, find someone else next time. Not, I have better things to do. Not, you took away time from my work. Not anything other than a quiet, humble, “Let me know if you need anything else.”
Friend, this is the humble servant’s heart for Christ for which I aspire. No moaning, groaning, complaining, whining, self-pity, negativity, pride, selfishness, no searching for praise for myself, etc. Don’t get me wrong. My friend’s husband isn’t perfect. None of us is. I’m sure he has his days like we all do. But I know that day he modeled to me what we all should have in serving Jesus and others. Humility.
A good reminder for all of us, isn’t it? Jesus is the ultimate example of humble servanthood. May we look to Him and become more and more like Him. For the glory of Christ, AMEN!
Humble, humble, let us be humble!