My Servant’s Heart
“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?” Deuteronomy 10:12-13
“You have such a servant’s heart,” a friend told me over the telephone. Yes, I do. “You have such a servant’s heart,” another friend told me years ago. I couldn’t see it at the time. I believe she saw prophetically what I could not see back then. Now I know. I do, I do. I have a servant’s heart! And here’s my secret about my servant’s heart for the Lord!
There is NOTHING in the UNIVERSE I love more than to LOVE and to SERVE and to GLORIFY God. Now please understand I grew up in a Jewish by blood and culture family that didn’t believe in God, dabbled along the way in agnosticism, atheism, New Age, and Eastern, and was the last person in the world I would have imagined would surrender her life completely to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, devote herself 24-7 to the Lord and ministry, and have a servant’s heart beyond measure. God by His Holy Spirit drew me to Himself through faith in Christ, called me into ministry, and gave me a heart on fire for Him. Why is my servant’s heart so extreme and my life so unabashedly HIS? Why am I so uncontrollably desperate to serve and please Him? Two words. Personal relationship.
I have an insatiable desire for more of God, for an ever deeper, ever more intimate, ever closer walk with the Lord. I can’t get enough of Him. I seek His face continually, pray continually, talk to Him constantly, listen for His voice endlessly, study His Word daily, and increasingly I desire Him. I have a rock solid commitment to God as # 1 in my life. The more I hunger for Him, the more I chase after Him, the more I know Him, the closer I am to Him, the more I want of Him, the more I love Him, the more I want to please Him, the more I want to serve Him, the more I see His glory shine forth, the more I want to bring Him glory and make Him proud and bring Him joy and honor and revere and praise His holy name forever!
There is NOTHING special about me concerning my servant’s heart. I’m just a broken sinner woman just like anyone else. The servant’s heart people see in me is a manifestation of my immeasurable love for Him that never stops growing! It grows because God’s glory and majesty and magnificence are indescribable and eternal, and the more I follow Jesus the more I experience God’s unfathomable beauty. I can’t get enough of Him. The more I enjoy His presence, the more I want of it, the more I yearn to love Him forever. With my servant’s heart, yes. For His glory!
Does your heart belong to the Lord? Is your life His? May it be so forever!