Matthew 20:28 “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.
How do Christians measure success in their relationship with Christ? How do churches measure their success in being faithful shepherds of their Christian flocks? Most followers of Christ answer the question of being fruitful for Christ with a bewildered look. They may relate their service in the church or the sources of Biblical knowledge they are attaining. “Servant Abandonment” teaches Christ’s desire for fruitfulness. Out of servant abandonment you discover the opportunities to love, serve, and minister. It is out of loving, serving, and ministering that opportunities for witnessing, discipling, and larger ministry arises. I pray that God gives me the eyes, ears, heart, and mind to respond in service, ministry, and love to the people I engage and commune with. May all my actions reflect Romans 15:2 “Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
How about you? Where is your heart in serving with abandonment? What Scriptures have better equipped you to serve, minister, and love not as the world does, but as Christ does? Click here to join in the conversation and share Scripture or thoughts on this area. (Click here to read the full teaching on Servant Abandonment.)