LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… part five
“And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:27-28).
As we view the heart and mind of Christ, what is there in this life that can take precedence or preeminence? What makes service to self more desirable, more important? As we strive to gain those things that are of true worth; the sacrifice of self is the only way we can gain those things that are precious and rewarding. Unless our spiritual eyes are opened to the true realities of life, we will never see those things that are spiritual and physical necessities. True importance is not found in those things of the flesh; and, without the leadership of the Spirit, we will never possess those things that are of positive value. Our true perspective should be to see things that God wants us to see; and, our only devotion should be to do those things that He has told us to do. There should be no other way or purpose than to please the one and only God of all wisdom and knowledge, the one and only God of eternal benefit.
God has called each of us to be faithful and in being faithful we accomplish His abundant will for our lives. The particular job we have been given to do is not what is to be considered important, it is our desire and determination to do what He has asked us to do that is paramount. I say that I am not a writer, but I know that what I say is only relative when it corresponds to what God says. If it is God’s intent that I write, then, by His will and purpose, I am a writer.
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