Are You A Servant?

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest,

shall be servant of all. ”

Mark 10.44

I’m not sure who said it, but this quote is very good:  “How do you know if you are a servant? By how you react when someone treats you as one”

I remember a few times I didn’t like the way someone was treating me!  They were probably treating me like “some sort of servant”.

And the Lord used those times to teach me that being a servant is a very high and blessed calling in God’s Book.  In fact He came to take on himself the form of a servant!  In fact... it was the mindset He had!

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus... made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant...”

The best thing for our mind is to think like a servant, to serve others.  Serve the Lord – first, then serve others around us.

As the Holidays approach, it is time to show the world who we are, servants of the Lord Jesus Christ!  While everyone else rushes hither and thither... in a bit of a dither... we might too – a bit, but – we will also try and be patient when others are not.  We will try and be friendly when others don’t have the time.  We will look after those around us when others can’t look after themselves, because we pray that we will have the mind of Christ... “servant of all.”  Then we can be a little part of what is REALLY GOING ON:   “...being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2.5-11)

So, How do I know if I am a servant?  How do I react when someone treats me like one?

        Run with patience,