Saturday mornings are my favorite. The world seems quieter, more still, and the birds are the only voices to be heard. And of course, my chickens cluck-cluck-clucking 🙂
If you live in the city, like me, then you know the familiar sound of car alarms in the wee morning are the only chirping that can be heard, and the occasional sound of a garbage truck. In all honesty, I’m a ‘morning person’ but time moves faster during the week, so I enjoy what little time I have (Monday—Friday) to drink coffee, cook breakfast and chat with the Lord.
But Saturdays are different…that’s the day I actually want to wake up with the sun; or even before it!
This Saturday’s devotional has been on my mind all week, and is inspired by the following verses from the Book of Luke, chapter 9.
46 An argument started among them about who was the greatest of them. 47 But Jesus, knowing their inner thoughts, took a child and had him stand next to him. 48 He told them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me. For whoever is least among you—this one is great.” ~ Luke 9:46-48 (CSB)
If this is the first time you have read these verses, let me give you a quick backstory…
During this time in the bible, Jesus was traveling and teaching along with the Disciples. It was a time of many great miracles, that were witnessed by thousands. It was also a time when Jesus commanded the Disciples to go out and proclaim the kingdom of the Lord and to heal people in his name. The argument you’re reading above was among the Disciples.
So, why argue about who is the greater Jesus follower if he gave them all the same command?
Do you ever feel like you are doing all the best things to be the best Christian? Yep. Me too.
I’ve spent countless hours and days not reaching out to Him, and instead trying to do my things on my own; read: “doing all the best things to be the best”.
So today, instead of asking what more you can do, try praying on this:
“Dear Heavenly Father, make me a servant to Your word. Allow me to become less conscious and more faithful. I do this in Your name only. Amen”
If this is your first time praying like this, you are not alone. So many life lessons can be learned and remedied by reading scripture.
This one has been on my mind because I am drawn to stories about leaders. Why do they negotiate the way they do, and what’s the ultimate goal? What would happen if you could lead always with compassion? What would it look like to put yourself last, and the greater purpose first? It will change the world one day, I know it.
The focus here is on Leadership Without Ego. Jesus was trying to tell the Disciples, you can lead others to me, and succeed, period. Call out to the Lord, and humble yourself. That is greatness.
25″She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” ~ Proverbs 31:25
If this post finds you struggling I hope you leave this page with this final thought…You are never alone, for He is with you.
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