Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Who Am I? {Servant} In Christ {Day 29} #31Days


" . . . just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, 
and to give his life as a ransom for many." 
(Matthew 20:28)



"You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had . . . " 
(Phil 2:5)


" . . . but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, 
being born in the likeness of men. 
And being found in human form, 
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, 
even death on a cross.
 (Phil 2:7, 8)

In this me-generation, with far too many seeking approval of men, demanding to be served, climbing ladders of success and fame, submersed in social media, with much focus on followers, likes on Facebook, tweets, Tumbler, selfies, and tribes, how on earth do we have this same attitude as Christ Jesus?

In our insecurities we feel we have to make something of ourselves.

In our pride we think we deserve everything.

But Christ, made himself nothing, took the form a servant.

He girded himself with grace, clothed himself with compassion, with love was born in the likeness of men.

Lowered himself and with humility, hung naked on a cross, with no regard for his reputation.

Demonstrated his love while we were undeserving and still sinners.


In Christ, this is to be our attitude. 

To follow him, not to be concerned with followers.

To love, not to care about likes.

To lower ourselves, not proudly elevate our position.

To extend grace, not consumed with what we get.

To proclaim the gospel of grace and mercy, not just please with flattering words.

To serve, not to perform.

To wash the feet of others. The stinky, dirty, calloused, warty feet of those who cross our path.

To give our lives for them.

To the praise of His glory.

It's not the comfortable place to be.

But it's where we trade our insecurities for In Christ-security.

May He grant us the power do make ourselves nothing and we will see that He has already given us everything.


For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? 
Or am I trying to please man? 
If I were still trying to please man, 
I would not be a servant of Christ.
(Galatians 1:10)


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This is Day 29 for the series: 31 Days: Who am I? {In Christ} Who is the I AM. 
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