make me a servant

At the very beginning of this summer, when I first arrived at Glorieta, I hated the idea of serving others.  When I began my training in the dining hall and realized that I was actually going to be serving food to people, I felt truly wronged.  I was above this kind of work!  I didn't want people to see me as inferior.

It took me a few days to struggle through the concept that I am here this summer so that I can learn to serve people.  I'm not here on vacation, or for fun, or anything like that; my foremost purpose here is to be like Jesus in all my service, whether I'm washing dishes or making food or mopping a floor or praying with someone.

During my time here at Glorieta I have been attending Blaze Christian Fellowship as often as I can, and this morning they began a new series on marriage.  I didn't know how applicable the sermon would be to me, but I actually really enjoyed it.  The pastor's main point was that, in any given marriage between two people of God, they are not the point of the marriage--the point is God, and His glory.  A man and wife are to be focused on how they can best honor God through their marriage, not how they can get as much from the other person as possible.  The point of a marriage is for each person to see how best they can serve the other.  That point really struck me, and I want to live that out in my life, though I'm obviously not married.  I want to serve my family, and my friends, and just be the light of Christ wherever I am.  I want to lose my life, and find it again in Jesus.

Sorry if this post is all over the place!  It's just something I wanted to share. :)

"He existed in the form of God...but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men."
Philippians 2:6-7

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Sarah! You have exemplified Christ's servant-heart in many ways since I have known you. Just thought I would share that with you...

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