Thursday, March 3, 2011

Daily devotional: Servant leadership

Scripture
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45 NIV

Observation
I am time and time again challenged by the concept of servant leadership, modeled beautifully by Jesus. If anyone deserved respect, honor, and recognition of his power, it was God who came as man. But yet He did not assume that position and instead humbled Himself to death, even death on the cross. He sacrificed all and was continually on mission for the benefit of all of us rather than being self serving or taking what was rightfully His.

Application
Be a servant leader to my wife, my kids, at work, and elsewhere I lead. Look to Jesus as my example, and rest in His living through me for the strength to be the man He calls me to be.

Prayer
Lord, please help me to grow more like Jesus. Please live through me and continue to transform me. Help me to lead and serve well.

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