Saturday, October 29, 2005

A Reminder

Phil. 1.1 "Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ..."

bondservant - A slave; one who is subjected to the authority of another, or whose person and liberty are restrained.

We are to consider ourselves bondservants - under authority, His authority. We are those whose lives are ruled by another, those who serve and work to accomplish another's plans and purposes.

In this simple phrase - "bondservants of Jesus Christ" - we see a picture of Kingdom living, a glimpse of a Kingdom mindset. Our every move is to be in subjection to Him. We are to seek His purpose, not our own. Our person and liberty are restrained. Therefore the question is NEVER "What do I want to do?" but rather, "What does He want me to do? How can I serve Him and help further His plans today?" That very pattern requires a renewing of our liberty-loving American mindset. But renewed it must be and shall be! We live for something much greater than our own self-serving. Our liberty is to be used willingly for His service.

Lord, grant me a purer mindset of service to You, that I might serve and bless You and others. Amen."


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