I am STILL thinking about that conference I attended. I know I have talked about it quite a bit, but it was THAT life changing. I have been thinking about what Bob Gladstone said about taking on the position of a servant. Hope it doesn’t sound like I am rambling but I feel compelled to share my heart with you.
Service to the body of Christ is good…very good. However each time I serve I must ask myself questions that expose my motives. Am I serving from a place of genuine love or serving with the expectation of getting something in return? Am I using my God given gifts to further the body or to showcase myself? Is my service about me or about God? Wrong motives can pollute a good thing. I must confess that I have missed the mark more than once but now more than ever I am asking the Lord to give me the heart of a true servant. This is my desire and it begins with love.
In all that I do, I must be motivated by love. I want to silence the voices of this world and position myself to hear the voice God, even the slightest whisper. I want greater revelation concerning this love thing. I want to get to the place that the Apostle Paul speaks of, a place of true love. I WANT THAT JESUS. I don’t want to back down from what you called me to, but I want to be filled up to overflowing with LOVE. JESUS LOVE. That sacrificial love that made you freely give up your place of privilege and come down to earth only to be CRUCIFIED for sins you did not commit…divine love.
I want the love that causes me to intercede for my brothers and sisters until something happens because we are family. I want to hurt when they hurt and be concerned about their highest good. And if they offend me? I let it go…all of it…immediately. I want that love that makes me immune to offenses and the praises of men. The love that makes me give without any announcements or need to be acknowledged, because I know you see and that is all that matters. The love that makes me filled with joy about serving others, not looking to be served. Birth that love in me, then I can serve your people with greater power bringing you glory!