Matthew 20:26 “But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”
The Light in the Shadows!
Leading by Kneeling till standing —prostrate…is HIS counter-intuitive way of progressing.
Through thus comes HIS SPIRIT’s compelling as such! Breathed through humbled and contrite believers — with blessing!
But woe to those souls who bow without their hearts! Even woe to their motions which solely — pretend!
So the ones who are worthy of following closely are those character traits who lift and not press down!
Choosing absence of title, these servants stay focused on giving their all; bent remaining to CHRIST!
As HIServant daily reminded to recheck my “stance” before JESUS,
Devotional: “Romans 12:8 “The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts
of mercy, with cheerfulness.”
Zeal! Encouragement! These two character traits alone are mandatory for true spiritual leadership.
Matthew 24:45-47 “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master
can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and
If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.”
Follow Through! Leading the Body and our families requires consistency of message to be believed and admired.
Else who knows which “personality type” of a person is going to show up when one’s actions appear random and self serving.
Crime of which to be displayed is a humble fear of GOD… at all times, yes?
Exodus 18:21 “But select capable men from all the people—men who fear GOD, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain —and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.”
Any Light in the Shadows of this life who would lead others to the LORD must then be obvious followers of HIS sacrificial humility.
No title needed, not trying to make merchandise or the gospel, transparent in service lifting all credit and praise to GOD…
…these are the prepared, human “light sockets” who GOD will use to illuminate the way for those walking in darkness.
Matthew 5:37 “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”
So Consistency is kin to Simplicity. Straight forward GODly communication
is the only approved kind!
Luke 22:26 “But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.”
Light which draws souls out of darkness cannot be proud, must have a transparent host which just shines HIS Light!
So we must be wise with HIS wisdom, speaking GOD’s encouragement with great Zeal! See James 1:5
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask GOD, WHO gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given
Lead like CHRIST then beloved, as HIS Light IN the shadows because of Luke 12:48 which says…
“…..from everyone who has been given much shall much be required……”
So lead well everyone whom you see and live accordingly to lead those who are watching you from a distance!
Amen and amen!