Thursday, June 4, 2009

Servant Leadership

“For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22: 27

Jesus the King of Kings and Lord of Lords taught us how to lead others. On one occasion he knelt to wash his disciple’s soiled feet. Christ modeled His greatness by stooping to serve. He was, and is, a servant leader.

All those who hope to influence others must take the same approach. As we lead others, we must practice serving those we guide. This means that we are willing to“get dirty” with the problems and difficulties of others. When we minister to their needs it often inconveniences our lives. Washing people's feet is not glamorous. It was a lowly job reserved for servants, but Christ took up a towel and began the work.

On the cross, Christ showed us the full extent of his love. Jesus the Good Shepherd laid His life down for His sheep. Those who point the way in the body of Christ must be willing to serve with the same heart.

Dear Lord,

I worship you and thank you for your sacrificial love, which you demonstrated on the cross. Lord help me to “get dirty” with the problems and idiosyncrasies of people. Help me to serve others in love – washing their feet. Enable me to be a servant leader. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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