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Are You Willing To Be Used By God?

(Mark 10 43-44)“... but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.” Jesus spoke these words to his disciples after they were inquiring about their glory in heaven with Christ. They like most of us did not understand that the purpose of our salvation is not about what we can get out of it but rather what we can do to help others with it. Therefore, to be great in the kingdom of God we must learn to be a “servant of all” first. So, if we truly desire to be used of God, we must; 1) Be willing to “Suffer” all. Jesus asked James and John if they were willing to drink of the cup of his suffering, questioning them concerning their willingness to suffer and even die for all men. Teaching that the blessing of doing so would be great, but also the suffering. 2) Be willing to “Surrender” all.  The surrender that Christ alluded to was their willingness to give up their personal will, life, and possessions to serve Christ and others. 3) Be willing to “Serve” all. Selective love and service is not a part of Christianity. “Serving all” also includes the most unlovely of men, the uncooperative, ungrateful, disgusting, uncaring, and the most critical, as well as the good and appreciative. You can never be great without first placing yourself last of all.

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