TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Come into My presence. Bask in My love for you. See My heart for you and know you are never alone. Let Me fill you to overflowing, that those you serve might know Me too.
There is a way of serving that is selfish, but there is also a way that is heavenly. Up until the time of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it never occurred to the world – savage or civilized – to serve one another. Selflessness doesn’t naturally happen within people.
In all the studies of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Medes, Persians, Greeks, Romans – in all the cities they have uncovered they have never found one single orphanage. Not one. They have never found one single hospital or home of the poor. Why?
Because it never occurred to humanity until the Gospel was preached, that we ought to serve other people. People didn’t serve each other before Jesus showed up. Mankind without the Gospel of Jesus Christ is self-serving. We are encouraged by Paul to do what does not come naturally to us,
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:4
It is so easy to be caught up in our own world and not to notice the needs of those standing right in front of us – not to mention those suffering all around the world. The more you and I understand the Gospel and God’s heart toward us, the more we want to serve others.
“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”— Matthew 10:8
How are we to serve people? How do you reach a leper for Jesus? You touch them; you hug them and put your arm around them. You know how you reach a blind person for Jesus? Put your hands on their face and tell them you’re looking at them and they’re beautiful, that you see them. If we won’t do it for them what makes us think you’d do it for Jesus?
”Now, we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”— 1 Corinthians 2:12
Ask God by His Spirit to remind you of all the ways He has freely given to you. Now ask Him to show you where He would have you freely serve others.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES SERVOLUTION