“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”
Christ took on the role of a servant and came down to this earth and became flesh, to take on the sins of this world. How do we esteem ourselves to be any higher than a servant, sent to fulfill a purpose on this earth? God gave his Son that “None should perish”. We are all here to be humble servants and spreading the gospel.
Some of us however, have become to busy with serving up the next mixed drink, serving the baddest attitude and no discretion of words uttered from our mouth, to even be busy and about doing our father’s business. I just want to hear him say “well done, my good and faithful servant”.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21 At the end of this ole journey, I have to be able to give an account to God and my salvation will not be based on how many times I typed “Jesus”, or “Thank you Lord”. But it should be about that cross, we all have a cross to carry and some sins that had to be nailed and blood to be shed for its redemptive power. For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Its time to get uncomfortable sitting in our mess. Carrying that cross is not easy but it should serve as a reminder that none of us are deserving of the measure of grace and mercy that has been afforded to us because of the price that was paid on calvary. We could never repay the price for His blood being shed, but I am submitting my body as a living sacrifice. “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
Our press has got to go higher, we have to raise the standard~you’ve been served. May lose a few for this one but I have to speak the whole truth, whether it feels good or not.