The Day of Servanthood
“Eved HaKadosh ”
Jesus, The Holy Servant – (Acts 4:27)
“Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.” Acts 4:27 NIV
Read: Matthew 20:26-28 (NIV); I Corinthians 7:22 (NASV); Philippians 2:7 (NIV); I Corinthians 9:19 (NIV)
Prayer of Servanthood
(Extracted from my book, “Because I Know Your Word, I STAND” @2003)
Father God I thank you for the opportunity to be used of the Holy Spirit to minister to your people.......
Therefore, I have come to the realization that if I am to lead effectively, I must first become a servant. I will therefore refine my “servanthood mentality” to the upmost.
As I seek to obtain a more in-depth perception of those whom you have given me to serve, may I continue to curtail or “redirect” my own opinions. May I submit to the spirit of humility that is required of me, to serve you effectively through serving them.
Lord, I realize the mandate on my life to constantly cultivate every area of my being. I will never permit pride to mask itself in my life, thus enabling me to become nonchalant, self-satisfied, or complacent in my relationship with you.
You require an excellent commitment as a servant. I therefore decree to align every aspect of my life to display the same. I will continue to press into your sovereignty; as your SERVANT. I will lead with integrity, with expectation and with dedication…as your SERVANT. I am a faithful and obedient steward over all that you have positioned in my charge….as your SERVANT. This places me in the position to be totally used of you as your proficient SERVANT at all times and in every situation, that I may embark upon.
Daily may I continue to realize that I if I am going to be your profitable servant, I must strive, with my entire being to: love the unlovable, teach the unteachable, and reach the unreachable. Then and only then will I be able to demonstrate the servanthood qualities displayed by Christ, and have at my disposal the mentality to serve you to the fullest, by serving all men.
I decree and declare that it is so…..In the name of Jesus. Amen