I have set you an example that
you should do as I have done.
When Jesus stated his reasons for coming to earth he reduced them to two: to serve and to give. “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life …” (Mk. 10:45).
That’s vastly different from the mindset of our “me-first” world.
Because he wants the best for you, he wants you to embody his priorities: “Whoever wants to become great among you,” he said, “must be your servant” (Mk. 10:43).
The eternal payoff? “Many who seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then” (Mk. 10:31 NLT).
You don’t have to be uncommonly gifted to serve and give, but you do have to be uncommonly committed.
People that do things that count
usually don’t spend time counting them.