June Devotional – Service with a Smile

Have you ever been like me and thought just about everyone else has got it all sorted?
We might like to be really great, the person everyone looks up to.
How can we do it?
Some may think it’s about how much money we have or how famous we are. It may be that we think everyone else is in control and looks so amazing so why can’t we!

Jesus said true greatness comes from helping and caring for others ( Matthew-23:11-12) ‘Whoever is your servant is the greatest among you. Whoever makes himself great will be made humble. Whoever makes himself humble will be made great’ (NCV). Christ came for you and me to show us by example His greatness in serving and meeting others needs.

Instead of seeking chief seats in the synagogues and at feasts, and titles that would exalt him above others, Jesus sought to become the servant of all. Service is the way to honour and when we are humbled in that lowly place among people in our daily service, God honours and rewards us.

When we humble ourselves, we can see and endeavour to meet the needs of those around us. It might be in making that phone call to someone we know, writing an overdue letter or by simply taking the time to listen to those we encounter every day.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and follow true greatness and get stuck in!

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