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Servanthood-5

Colossians 3:12
You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own. So then, you must clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.


Blessed Servants

A foundation of living the Christian life is learning to be a servant. A
servant – giving with no expectation of receiving anything in return.
It’s in the free giving that we find true blessings. Nowhere in Kairos is
that more evident than in the Outside Support team.

Many people think that the Support team is there for the purpose of
making that great, home-cooked food. Well, yes food is usually part of
the Support team’s responsibility. But there is so much more. Usually,
the Support team handles a number of responsibilities:

Breakfast for the team

Meals

Cookie packaging

Agape-Posters, Letter packaging

Inventory – preparing the deliveries

Runners – transporting meals

Even all these “jobs” on the Support team don’t describe what the
team’s real job is. The Support team is a model, a real-life experience
in living the life of a servant! Not visible – just focused on serving so
that Christ’s purposes are fulfilled!

So often people comment about the sacrifice, the giving, the blessings
of the Inside team. But that Support team, quietly serving in the
shadow with prayers on their hearts and lips represents a great Agape
gift. Those inmates just can’t imagine people doing all that work – for
them! What is expected from the participant in return? Nothing.
Nothing – no price – nothing in return! They just want you to know
that they are lovingly serving you because of Jesus’ love for them!
They want you to know that they serve with love in their soul because of
what Jesus has already done for them.

What a blessing the Support team is! And you know what? By giving
away Christ’s love, they find they are blessed! Oh – how God surprises us.
What a great Master we serve!


What is God saying to me through this Word?

How can I clothe myself in love for this Kairos? Do I practice the art of listening, applying listen, listen , love, love in my regular lifestyle?

Prayer Focus: Lift up our brothers and sisters in the body of Christ who joyfully serve the Lord with a humble heart.

May God show us what we need and give us what we need in service to Him for His glory. May we all receive the strength, courage and desire to live according to the truths we know, accept and believe are God's truths for our lives today.





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