7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;
Sometimes when we approach a verse, we get the “meisms”. This is when we try to think how does this verse affect me. Or we say how can it help me. Or we may say how, “I don’t think this verse applies to my life”. As you can see – “meism” limits our prayers when we look at what God is trying to teach us about prayer. Now if the verse deals with repentance…then it is absolutely right to start with the big Me.
So it may be helpful to use the verse as an aid for intercession. In other words, can you pray for other people to be encouraged, strengthened, and upheld in prayer.
In reflecting on this one verse…who do you know who is a server, or teacher? Who has been a faithful servant in your church…many times unnoticed? Who are the teachers who have made a major impact on your spiritual walk?
Father, thank you for teaching us about serving. You said that if you are our master and you serve us, how much more should we serve one another. Father, I country is far too consumed with making sure that our rights and desires are served first, forgive us.
Father, I pray for the many women in our churches who serve on the hospitality committees. They make sure that every function at church runs smoothly. It takes a lot of servers in the church to make things happen and I ask that you encourage them to keep going. Let them feel the satisfaction of approval that comes from you.
Father, I thank you for teachers in my life. I thank you for Rev. David Fannin and the quality of bible studies that he gave as a youth. I thank you for Pastor Peter Lord for his example and for teaching about using good illustration. Thank you for books by Andrew Murray and Derek Prince whose words spoke to my heart and shared principles that have guided my life.
Thank you Father that you showed us what a true server looks like and teaching with wisdom and authority. In Jesus Name Amen.