Forging Ahead In Trustful Hope – Day 13March 21, 2011
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
As believers we have discovered the Truth that God so loved the world that He gave. He gave His only Begotten Son, so that we can have life and have it more abundantly. We who have embraced this truth are no longer orphans, but His children.
But this is not the only Truth of the Cross. We who were once slaves to sin have been set free by the sacrifice and love of our Lord and Savior! We were set free from the slavery of sin to be slaves to righteousness. As the children of God, we have a position in the family of God as joint heirs to the King of Kings. But we also have a function and that function is to bring “Heaven on Earth.” This function cannot be fulfilled until we choose to become His obedient servants. The second quality of a heart that grows great faith is the quality of Servant-hood.
7 “Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? 8 Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? 9 Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'”
Jesus, who is our example, loved us so much that He surrendered His life willingly. He came in the form of a man, totally surrendered to the Father’s will. He was a Son, who surrendered His son-ship to do the will of the Father by becoming a servant. One who was obedient at all times to the will of the Father. As an obedient servant; He drew His strength and His power from the Holy Spirit therefore nothing was impossible to Him!
6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
If we are going to bring “Heaven on Earth” we too, must live surrendered lives. We must willingly take on the form of a servant, emptying ourselves of our own will. Choosing a life that is filled with the Holy Spirit and possessing a heart which is focused on accomplishing the will of our Father. A servant who willingly has surrendered “my Will” to live “Thy Will!”
In this season as you are Forging Ahead In Trustful Hope, remember it is the heart of a servant that grows great faith, while it advances the will of the Father.
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