Sunday, August 18, 2013

"Divine Servant"

This photo is sort of dark. It was late. 

This statue is beautiful. I wanted to show it to you.

It is called " Divine Servant " 

It sums-up the heart I long to have.

..."just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." ~Matthew 20:28

I do struggle with serving. I didn't always. Just right now at this time in my life... I am striving.

My selfish acts, my selfish heart and my selfish deeds keep me from having the joy I long to have as a servant of Christ. Instead, my heart carries around in it... the attitude of Martyr. Ouch!
I may as well be wearing a t-shirt that says :

..."Let me drop everything and work on your problem!" 

People know this. They can tell.  Some days, I think I'm more or less a dusty doormat.
Am I a 'divine servant'? No.
Christ knows. He doesn't condemnI know I can turn to Him and offer up my prayers, gratitude and praise.
He watches and when the work is done.
It is He who says, 'Well done.'

That is when I look to Christ. Because it is He' whom I want most to serve. The doing 'everything' with a cheerful heart, the pushing through and the 'getting done' all that is required and yes, sometimes asked, with a smile on my face...

Still ... it is this heart attitude I long to have. 

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I Hope you are having a blessed Sunday,friend.


"For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you." ~John 13: 15


April's Homemaking said...

What a beautiful statue, the story of Jesus washing his disciples feet has always been a powerful one for me. Such a beautiful reminder to have a servants heart. Great scripture, thanks for sharing! :)

must love junk said...

Beautiful statue and beautiful post!

Patty Sumner said...

The statue is beautiful and the post has hit home for me...I want that attitude too. Many times I have experienced an attitude of serving and it is such a joyous state to be in... It seems right now I am just lost....wondering...overworked and excuse not to serve as Jesus did just trying to find my place...I hope that I can have a Christlike attitude and not a selfish one daily...working on it. Thanks for this post Pat..It spoke to my heart. Blessings!

Cindy said...

I think that is a struggle for all of us, dear Pat. I am 55 and I know that I want to stop doing a lot of things that I have always done because I am tired. I used to long to do them, now not so much. But, I can't quit, I must also have a servant's heart and gladly give of myself.
Have a good week.
Hugs, cindy

The Boston Lady said...

This is a beautiful reminder for us all Pat. It is very often that I tend to forget the "joy" in the joy of serving. For if it is missing then the act is lacking. Ann

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I wish I were more of a divine servant, too. I serve but not always with my heart in the right place- xo Diana