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Philippians 2:5-7

Have this attitude in (or among) yourselves  which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped (utilized or asserted), but emptied (laid aside His privileges) Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
Philippians 2:5‭-‬7 NASB

Jesus, You demonstrate the perfect humbleness, totally void of pride. I pray for this attitude to be in me. Even though I find it hard to grasp that You being the Word, existing with God in the beginning and are God, would leave Your place on high, leaving the Father to come to earth as a bondservant. But You did, Jesus. You became flesh and dwelt among mankind. Your glory was seen, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. You came to serve and give Your life a ransom for many, me included. Your grace abounds to me for rich as You were, You became poor for my sake so that through Your poverty I might become rich. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God, You did: sending Your own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, Jesus condemned sin in the flesh, HALLELUJAH!! Jesus  as You took on the form of a bondservant, I want to follow in Your footsteps as a bondservant – Your slave. A person who is Your property and wholly subject to You. I surrender my life, my way, my all to You. All for Your glory Lord God in Jesus name. Amen.
John 1:1/John 1:14/Matthew 20:28/2 Corinthians 8:9/Romans 8:3

🌹But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
Galatians 4:4 NASB
Jesus existed from the beginning. He always was, always is and always will be. He was made human in the image of God!! But unlike us He was a perfect human! We are made in the image of God through sanctification (to be made holy; set apart as sacred; consecrated) by who? Jesus Christ, Himself.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Make Me A Servant

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave β€” just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” — Matthew 20:26-28

Jesus changed the world by His radical teachings. Jesus came to serve. This was as contrary in Biblical times as it is today with so many people looking out for number one, themselves. “It’s all about me” mentality is the norm today. Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve. . . hmmm.

If Jesus is our example how are we to be in the world today? Servants to all — to those who say thank you for your kindness and those who don’t. Those who you think deserve it and those who don’t. Those who are lovable and those who aren’t. Our deep love and gratitude to the Lord God should fill our hearts with the desire to serve.

Our servant-hood in the world can make a change in those around us — those observing how we tend to others and those to whom we attend. Serving not for attention, acknowledgement or reward but for the glory of God and the changing of hearts toward God. And no good deed goes unnoticed by our heavenly Father. For He will make you great and first, exalting you for His glory. Jesus was exalted by the Father as He humbly served to the point that He gave His life for many!!! God was glorified and Jesus as well.

Lord, make me a servant I pray
Guide my feet in your way
As I serve others today
May they see Your glory
And follow You. Amen

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon