Read: 1 Peter 4:8-10
The final question we have to answer with serving is…What about Him? Maybe the most compelling reason to serve is because of Jesus’ example. Time and time again we find the God of the Heavens and the Earth, the creator of the Universe, the Alpha and the Omega doing things like washing people’s disgusting feet. Jesus’ life certainly sent one message, if not anything else: He was there to serve.Many times people end up at churches thinking that everything that happens there is for THEM. This is an immature way of viewing church. When God begins to change your life, you quickly realize He was never a consumer and He didn’t mean for you to be either.
Christians who have been in church for years are often not at church to wash someone’s feet – they’re just there to eat.
And that’s fine, but you can’t do that and claim to follow Jesus. To follow Jesus, we must do what He did, and what He did was serve. His consistent message, as we’ll continue to discover, was not one of self-promotion or pride but of servanthood and humility. Jesus served and we follow Jesus. This is why we join the mission.
Text the Daily: Do you attend church as a child? If so, did you enjoy it?
Journal Question: What do you think you can do to have a more committed relationship with the Church?
Prayer Starter: Jesus, I thank You that I am part of Your family. I thank you that you are blessing me as a part of this church. I pray that You would use me to bless this church and to help it to grow.