Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant!

Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant!

Romans 12:9-13

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lords’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Philippians 2:3-4

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interest but each of you to the interest of the others.

Have you ever read these scriptures and wondered why the God of all creation had these instructions penned in such this way? It seems as if our Father in heaven knew more than a few of us would need a moral compass to guide and inform us in times when we temporarily lose it and go astray. Living life for and with Christ as the template for considering others before ourselves is no easy task. It requires love, sincerity and sacrifice that the world/Satan will attempt to tell you has no real value or significance. In other words, what you want or the way you personally view things is what matters most. It’s alright to consider yourself, love yourself, serve yourself; if you don’t who will? Besides, my spouse, children, fellow Christian’s, co-workers and friends need to be instructed by me on what matters most to me, how else will they know?

God knew and still knows how frequently we struggle with not slowing down to consider how He desires for us to look to him before jumping to conclusions and taking matters into our own hands. He knows just how much better things can and will be when we actively and intentionally choose submission and sacrifice over pride and personal perspectives. Consider this……… There’s a reason God loves us so fiercely and it’s because He desires us to receive His love and in turn share that same love in ways that honor and reflect His character and nature.

When we choose to fight and hold on to bitterness and pain God heart aches and yearns for us to let go and allow Him to heal our brokenness.

So, the next time you have a chance to practice reviving your zeal by being joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer and sharing with the Lord’s people through hospitality.  Remember and know this too Christ has done for you, and He desires to be able to say! Well Done my good and faithful servant!