Servant Leaders Wanted
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Are you ready to be a servant? Christ Jesus is our example of putting the needs of others ahead of our personal desires. He laid down His life for us both in the living and in the dying. There is a cost and there is sacrifice; and either of them can seem great. Greater surrender to Christ means more peace during what others would perceive as difficult or worse. Most won’t see it, however, as many hours, many tasks, and much of the work of ministry is out of sight and out of mind for most people who have not experienced true servanthood.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
The ideas, framework, and revelation will need to be communicated to the team of two or more in whose midst is the presence of Christ. Always a clear message according to what God said in the call, and always in tune with Scripture.
Documentation is good to have in a journal to refer back to from time to time. When a false accusation comes, or someone revises the history, it will be there to fall back upon for comfort. It is not for self-defense or for getting into a debate, rather, it is to have a record to reassure oneself of the truth of the matter and then forgive the other person who was unwittingly used by the enemy. It will also be there for times we need to go before the Lord in repentance.
A journal is also handy in the dry times or the down times to refer back to for a history of what the Lord has done. It is also good to have a history to share with those who are new to the ministry or Ekklesia. Who is the scribe among you?
Read the Book of Nehemiah
Nehemiah is a book that serves as a template of rebuilding a city. Read the book when you get a chance. It was in October of 2016 when the Lord began leading me through Nehemiah, revealing the parallels I needed to see for the assignment He had for me.
Nehemiah gained the passion as he prayed to God concerning the broken down state of Jerusalem.
Nehemiah was sent by the king who promised him that whatever he needed was his.
He had the mandate from God to rebuild the walls and repair the gates.
It all came down to hearing from God and acting in obedience.
“And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,”
Discover Nehemiah in our city HERE.