My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Monday, November 21, 2011
Leadership through Servanthood
“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
(Matthew 10:40 NASB)
“He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall
receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the
name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
(Matthew 10:41 NASB)
“And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little
ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not
lose his reward.”
(Matthew 10:42 NASB)
Jesus was constantly turning the world upside down by the things
that He said. Now, He was telling the leaders what it meant to receive
their eternal reward. Of course, they were thinking that it was all
related to the high and mighty things that they may have accomplished in
their lifetime. Instead, Jesus turned it all around and told them that
it boiled down to doing things like giving a simple cup of water to
little children. How could that be important to these priestly leaders?
They had other people that could do that for them. They also most
certainly did not want to accept Jesus Christ, and yet He said that was
part of the deal. They needed to accept Jesus for who He was, and in
doing so, would receive the Father -- the One who had sent Him. This
was not what they wanted to hear. It didn't fit their paradigm of
Jesus is still pushing us out of our mold today and encouraging us
to turn the world upside down. We are to seek Him with all of our
hearts. We are to desire to live for Him and to serve Him in everything
that we do. Our job is to know Him with all of our being and to allow
Him to transform us from the inside out. In the process we are to
become Jesus to a hurt and dying world. We are to help them come to
know Him in a very intimate way; in the very way that a parent would
reach down and give a cup of cold water to a hot and thirsty child.
Let's allow Him to turn our world around, humble ourselves and serve Him
and our world in all things.
Lord, please help me to take advantage of the moments in which I can be a servant leader. Amen.