3 November 2015
‘For God is not unjust as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for His name in serving the saints, as you still do.’ – Hebrews 6:10
Both of our churches are celebrating large transitions – for Liverpool, the movement to three Sunday services, for the Wirral the development, growth and assembly of a team to lead corporate sung worship. There is a learning curve and lots of concentrated work, energy and effort whenever you begin something new.
So lets encourage one another daily (1 Thess 5:11) in what we say, and in how we serve – why? Because it is too easy to be ‘hardened by the deceitfulness of sin (Heb 3:13).’ Sin will tell you in this time that anything more than what YOU feel comfortable doing with YOUR time is too much to ask.
But truly, that is never the approach of a servant leader. A servant leader dies to self, pours themselves out for the good of the team, the good of those they serve, and for the glory of God (Lk 9:23, 2 Cor 4:5). As a servant leader you will labor and serve in ways that will be completely unknown and unappreciated by man – but as followers of Christ, we never go unnoticed by God (1 Cor 8:3). He upholds your cause, He sees, He knows, He cares (Ps 9:4, Ps 33:13, Ps 139:1-4, 1 Pt 5:7).
Breaking up my hard heart,