Tuesday, October 26, 2010

it is good to be second

Matthew 23:11 NLT
The greatest among you must be a servant.

Mark 9:35 NLT
He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, "Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else."

Matthew 20:28 NLT
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Have you ever checked out www.iamsecond.com?  It is a power place where you will find testimonies of celebrities as well as people just like you and me.  Each one ends with the person saying "I am ___________ (insert their name), and I am second."  

Why would they say "I am second"?  It is because that is the place God asks us to take.  Jesus is the one that have first place in our lives.  Nothing else can satisfy us, no one else can give us hope, nothing will touch us like only Jesus can.  Are you allowing God to be first in your life?

When Jesus came into my life, there started a path of transition that will not end until I am in heaven.  He changes us from the inside out, but that change only happens when we allow God to work.  Even in the stories from the Bible we see Jesus always stepping back and serving others.  He showed us that loving others and sharing God with others is the place where we must go.

This weekend many of us served at Martinsville Speedway and were honored to partner with some friends from www.gotomro.com, Joe Gibbs Racing and www.iamsecond.com.  Many people got to hear stories and see lived out what it is to know Jesus.  It was amazing.

Yesterday in a conversation with an old friend, we came to the conclusion that we will never be satisfied until we serve others.  Serving others is what we do when our lives begin to match up with God and His call on our lives.  That is becoming second, literally.

Look at the 3 verses I began with.  The greatest people are the servants.  Those who wish to success have to be servants.  Even Jesus demonstrated this by coming to serve.  It was His destiny.  It was His choice.  It is time for the people of God to a choice.  It is good to be second.

1 comment:

j4man said...

Amen and Amen on that Brother!


happy birthday, Julie

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