November 1, 2015
There are two ways to lead – through power or through serving. Jesus says that power is the way of the world. It is the way of forcing or manipulating others to get what you want. Jesus says in his kingdom, leading is through serving. We do not demand that others follow. Instead, we serve others seeking what is best for them allowing them to see the beauty of God’s nature through us. We grow up with very clear images of power and to serve others may lead us to think that we are being taken advantage of. Jesus clearly announces that leaders in his kingdom serve others. Jesus illustrates this principle through his own life and death. While on earth, Jesus served others and then his ultimate service came in giving himself on the cross to pay for our sins. We are servants. We seek ways to help others. We want others to see Jesus through us. In God’s kingdom leaders serve.