Friday, 17 June 2011

JOYOUS REWARD IN SERVING

Matthew 25:12
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Many people even as Christians live only to make a good impression on others or to please ourselves. When we're concerned only for ourselves, seeds of discord are sown. As friends and Christ lovers, l stress spiritual unity to love one another and work together with one heart and purpose “being of one accord of one mind".

When we work together, caring for the problems of others as if they were our own, we demonstrate Christ's example of putting others first, and we create unity. Let’s not be so concerned about making a good impression or meeting our own needs that we may strain relationships with others. We must feel and show kindness and affectionate sympathy to others.

Selfish ambition can ruin our hearts, but true humility can build it. Being humble means we have a true perspective on ourselves. It doesn't mean we should put ourselves down. Before God, we are all sinners saved only by His grace with great worth in God's kingdom. We should allow God's grace to allow us to lay aside selfishness, treating others with respect and common courtesy. Considering others' interests as more important than ours will link us with Christ, who was a true example of humility.

As we are all from so many different backgrounds and walks of life, it might be difficult to maintain unity at times. But being bounded together in Christ, makes it possible for us to have this unity showing the outside world its possible regardless what our differences might be in the eyes of others.

Jesus Christ was humble, willing to give up His rights in order to obey God and serve us. Like Christ, we must serve out of love for others not out of guilt or fear. As children of God, our attitude should be just like Jesus Christ. One that enables us to lay aside our rights in order to serve others. If we say we follow Christ, we must live as He lived. We should develop this attitude of humility as we serve, even when we are not likely to get recognition for our efforts.When we are totally committed to serving Christ in sacrificing for the faith of others then we shall indeed enter into the "Joy of Lord" as His reward to us!

Reflections:Are you selfishly clinging to your rights, being faithful with little or are you willing to serve wholeheartedly?

Power verses:
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.--2 Timothy 2:10

Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk?--1 Corinthians 9:7

He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.--Proverbs 27:18

2011 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

2 comments:

  1. Someone said that true humility is not to think little of self - but not to think of self at all.

    "Looking stedfastly on Jesus ..."

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  2. @David, I like that and makes so much sense! Thank you and God bless you for stopping by.

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