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Having a Servant’s Heart

by | Nov 11, 2023 | Helping, Humility, Service, Servitude

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.”

(Philippians 2:3-5 ESV)

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

(1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)

Google defines a servants’ heart as “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”

The simplest way to define having a servants heart would be you love to serve, whether it’s serving in the church or outside of the church.

I like to help people anyway I can. I have an elderly neighbor who comes to me to explain things to her or make phone calls for her. And I will even when she expects me to drop what I’m doing to help her at that minute. I have always been this way. I want to help. I guess that’s why I spent almost 10 years working in nursing homes and volunteering on the ambulance.

God loves it when we are willing to do something without expecting something in return. When you expect something in return  that isn’t having a servants heart. That’s doing a job for pay. To serve is to focus on others and act for their benefit in the name of Christ. Service begins with a humble attitude and involves actively looking out for the interests of others.

Do you have a servants heart?

Have a great day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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