We hear a lot about the truths of destiny and purpose, influence and greatness, and growing into all of who God has created us to be.
The truth that God has a beautiful purpose, an amazing plan, for each of our lives!
The truth that as we grow closer to God, we will continually discover more of who He is and more of who we are in Him!
The truth that as we spend time with Jesus, we will begin to understand the reality of our identity in Him and will begin to discover who He made us to be.
The truth that we, like the disciples, will see the greatness He's destined us for!
But what is greatness?
Jesus described it as servanthood.
Pouring oneself out in the service of the Lord, evidenced by service for others.
He described it as washing feet.
As pouring a cup of water.
As visiting someone in the hospital.
And visiting someone in prison.
He modeled it by teaching women and welcoming children.
He modeled it by washing feet and going to the cross.
He modeled it by talking to the seemingly lowly and lifting up those whom others wanted to oppress.
With every word spoken. With every miracle performed. With every smile, word, touch and message. When He turned the water into wine. When He fed the 5,000. When He raised Lazarus and when He healed the woman with the bleeding problem. When He cast out demons and opened blind eyes.
Yes, in everything Jesus did and in everything Jesus said - He modeled greatness, by modeling servanthood!
As we go through this year, let's take the time to learn what servanthood really looks like.
To study the life of Jesus. To see what He did and how He did it. To see how He brought the Kingdom of His Father, His Kingdom, into every sphere of influence.
Not through position. And not through earthy possessions or power.
But through service. Through laying His life down for those He loved.
If Jesus, God-in-the-flesh, was a servant of all, can't we be the same?
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends.
John 15:12-13 TPT