Servants of God

We live in a culture that is always wanting more. Do you agree? Did you know that there is a thing called "update addicts"? They are people that have to get the newest phone. They have to, or so they think. I remember when the "razor" cellphone was hip and then blackberries and iPhone and ipads took over. Americans seem to constantly want. We also constantly "want" from God too. I do, at least. My prayers can easily sound like a list of requests. We often come to church just to see what we can get out of it. I once heard Beth Moore put it that we can be like beggars. We walk around with beggar cups asking people to fill us up, asking God to fill us up. We simply want to be entertained, comforted, pleased, and fulfilled. It's the "what can you do for me?" mentality.

I've been thinking a lot about being a servant. It's easy to choke on that word. Servant. We feel too good to be servants right? Cinderella was a servant. We need to go after happily ever after, like we're told, right?  Being a servant isn't usually at the top of life goals. There is in fact only one kind of servant that I'm willing to be, a servant of God. It seems weak and pitiful doesn't it? But I take a look around me at this selfish, "it's all about me" world and Jesus has shown me that there is a greater way for living. But everywhere around us, we are pushed to take care of ourselves and make sure that we are happy. I think that churches would be stronger, families would be better and that Christians would be closer if we would stop worrying about ourselves and become servants. Not just servants, but servants of the Most High. We can be the star of the show in something that doesn't matter, or we can take a piece of the role in a purpose that lasts. We're all servants of something. For some, it is popularity, for others it is work, etc. But it is a tragedy to spend our lives living for the wrong thing. I only want to serve what matters. Don't you? And the best part, is that the One I'm serving, served me in the greatest way. He gave His life for me. If we call Him our Lord, we should be willing to do whatever He asks. We as Christians, especially American Christians, need to stop trying to fill our cups. If we become sold out servants of the King, He'll provide our every need! It's easier said than done, but if we can grasp the concept of being Christians with servant hearts, we could change the world.

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.


  1. Good thoughts Katy...I've noticed that we tend to that with church too. As in, "I didn't 'get' anything out of church today," or "We left that church because we weren't being fed."

    Not that being fed is a bad thing - by no means! But I think sometimes our definition of being fed leaves a lot to be desired, since it can come to mean how blessed we felt, how uplifted we felt,

  2. Thank you Ms. Amy! It is very true of churches and how many come just to see what they can get out of the services. Being fed is good, but we should be willing to feed! Churches are blessed to have families like yours that serve! Thanks for the comment!


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