Heart of a Servant
When Jesus came to the earth, he came as a suffering servant (Mark 10:45). He still is a servant since he always lives to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:25). As a disciple of Jesus, we too must learn to serve.
The way up is the way of service – opposite of the way of the world. Jesus came to serve, not to be served.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Consider others better than yourselves – then you’ll look to see others’ needs met. For Jesus to come to earth was the supreme act of self-humiliation. We need to imitate this selfless example in our everyday lives.
When we have served, our attitude should be that we have only done our duty. No complaining or expectation of reward (Philippians 2:24).
Serve with all your heart! Realize that you are serving the Lord Jesus Christ – not men. Suggested scriptures: Proverbs 3:27-28; John 13:1-17; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 6:7-8; Philippians 4:4-7
Learn to serve without being asked. Look for needs – they are all around you.
When asked to help in a particular way, be willing. Examples of areas to help serve in: children’s ministry, ushering, communion, teaching, clean-up, office duties, food preparation, etc.