Power is all around us. In today’s culture, it is often craved as a stimulant and self-esteem booster. We are often told that power comes from places of celebrity or political influence. But that is the power of this world, not the kind of power that can build God’s kingdom.
The power of the servant is a different kind of power. It is a power that comes from humility, compassion, and a willingness to serve others. It is a power that is not based on position or authority, but on love and sacrifice.
Jesus showed us the power of the servant when he came to earth. He did not come as a king or a conqueror but as a servant. He washed the feet of his disciples, healed the sick, and gave his life for the world’s sins.
The power of the servant is not about winning or losing but about loving and serving others. It is not about being seen or heard but about being hidden in Christ. It is not about power for power’s sake but about the power that is used to build God’s kingdom.
If we want to be powerful servants of God, we must humble ourselves and serve others. We must be compassionate and put the needs of others before our own. We must be willing to sacrifice our time, resources, and even our lives for the gospel’s sake.
When we live like this, we will experience the true power of the servant. We will see God move in ways that we never thought possible. We will make a difference in the lives of others, and we will bring glory to God.
1. Write down two ways you can increase your power as a servant of God.