The Nature of a Servant

In a workplace environment, I’ve learned to ask God what it means for me to be like Jesus who, as described best by Paul in Philippians 2:7, “made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant. . . “

In the simplest way to think about it, a servant serves others rather than herself. She performs helpful tasks to make life run smoothly for others. She often takes on duties that others do not want to do. There’s also a willing, humble attitude about the whole thing. I think of Jesus who deserved highest honor and for others to serve Him, but instead, He’s the One washing the feet of the disciples. He’s the One laying down His life.

I call my oldest daughter and ask how I might serve her today to make her life easier. I ask about any errands I might complete for her or ways I can free up time in her overwhelming schedule. Something feels right about this, like the day was about this all along.

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