Jesus said the greatest among us would be the servants of all.

The world expected (and expects) God to come in power; but He came in weakness, to serve, love, and sacrifice.
The natural tendency is to gloat when we win over those who oppose us. But God wants servants, humble, wanting to heal the world and love our enemies. To show grace to those who don’t deserve it; to love and weep and hurt with others – just as He did for us.
The FOUNDATION of our service to God isn’t flashy: what wins people over is love without an agenda. We must certainly speak the truth, but without real sacrificial love it will never stick. Such love is demonstrated and proven in the difficult, awkward, weak places –  in spite of the problems. It’s found in abandon and submission and trust that God is really there, and from there to overflow into the lives of others.
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