Monday, August 25, 2014

A Heart For The Task!

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. (2 Chron. 16:9) 

God's choices often seem so illogical from our point of view. We tell ourselves it can't be what He really means. . . . 

Would you have singled out a sun-withered, eighty-year-old shepherd to face down one of the mightiest kings in the world? Moses had been out to pasture for forty years. He had completely lost touch with his people. He'd been raising a little family, living with and working for his father-in-law. In four decades the man couldn't scrape together enough shekels to build a little place of his own. Admit it, doesn't he seem like a highly unlikely prospect for the job of delivering an entire people group from the clutches of a mighty nation?. . . 

God's eyes roam across the planet to find specific individuals whose hearts are just right for a particular task He has in mind. And when He finds them, watch out! He plunges them into the stream of action, upholding them with His mighty hand. 

Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication 

Last year, I wrote a series on Servant Leadership. This series continues to be one of the most popular series that I have written to date. I will post the links to all the posts on this subject a little later on. In the meantime,  it's important to state the importance of being a servant of Christ regardless of the position involved. God is constantly looking around for those whose hearts will have been prepared to serve Him and those around us. 

When it comes to servant leadership, you don't need an official title such as those in the military to be considered a leader. All of us have the God-given ability to influence others as we serve them and in return encourage others to do the same. Serving is such an essential part of who we are. Serving others allows us to grow and mature in our relationship with God and allow others to experience Jesus through us. 

God is indeed on the lookout! Will you be willing to make yourself available to Him and to as many people around you as possible? With that said, I want to introduce to you all the links to the Servant Leadership series. This series will really break it down for you to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for what being a servant leader is all about in a nutshell. Here they are:

  1. Servant Leadership. . .Intro!
  2. Servant Leadership. . .Listening!
  3. Servant Leadership. . .Empathy!
  4. Servant Leadership. . .Healing!
  5. Servant Leadership. . .Awareness!
  6. Servant Leadership. . .Persuasion!
  7. Servant Leadership. . .Conceptualization!
  8. Servant Leadership. . .Foresight!
  9. Servant Leadership. . .Stewardship!
  10. Servant Leadership. . .Growth!
  11. Servant Leadership. . .Community!
  12. Servant Leadership. . .Conclusion!

My dear friends, there you have it. Being a servant of Christ is the most rewarding thing you can ever be involved in. You not only have a chance to get to know more about God and the people you serve. You also have an extraordinary chance to really get to know yourself in the whole process of servanthood. 

Is YOUR heart ready for the task? 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' precious name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).