Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are to be servants. There is no greater, no higher calling that the one to serve. Philippians 2:6 tells us about Jesus’ heart. “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,…”
As I read the scriptures regarding our relationship to Christ, and to one another, I also reminded that Jesus told us to love one another like He loves us. There are also scriptures that admonish us to do everything as if unto the Lord, as we are His servants. Finally, in serving one another, we are serving the Lord.
We are kings and queens in the earth. We can take some lessons about service, and learn some lessons about selfishness and selfish ambition from kings and queens of the past. Those lands/nations and kingdoms, along with their lineages, usually fell; and pretty hard. Some no longer exist and the memory of them is all but wiped out completely. I’m also reminded of Solomon’s prayer for wisdom in governing his people.
I prayed that very prayer myself, in regard to my little family. That was a turning point in our family; especially for me. God always answers prayer. But be prepared, He will work on you first. That’s where humility and courage come in. And, of course, your faith in God’s love for you helps tremendously; especially if you’ve come out of dysfunctionality, addiction(s), and abusive background(s) yourself. I always say that I learned more about being a wife and mother from God than I did my own mother. And I really do thank God every day for my grandmother. Had I not had her example and her love early in my life, I never would have known the difference. I’m quite sure I wouldn’t be who I am today. You see, she served everyone, and in doing so, served the Lord. When we do all things as if unto the Lord, we are actually exercising our authority in the earth. We have the authority and the power to choose how we want to live, and what kind of legacy we want to leave for our children, and for others. The noblest of servants is the king or queen who will stop, stoop, and serve his/her people in order to help them rise to their highest levels.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 2, 2019, 5:17 p.m.