The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12
Humble is often defined as being not proud or arrogant, when what you do is offered in a spirit of deference or submission; an unpretentious act, not seeking recognition.
How did Jesus serve? When did He serve? Where did He serve?
His life among us was about service. He came here to serve, not to be served. He was strong, He was compassionate, He cared, He loved and He served…with humility.
How do you serve? When do you serve? Where do you serve? And do you serve with humility? Humility is not something that we simply decide to have as a character trait. It is a trait that simply is. It is loving others and serving others – as Jesus would do. It is the acts that we do to help others simply because it is the right thing to do…for them – not for us.
Now, you may be thinking I am going to ask you to create a layout based on your service to others. Yet, to do so, you would not be humbling yourself. With that in mind, I want you to reflect on an individual in your life that has set the premier example of service and humility – someone who was strong, compassionate and one who served in humility. Dedicate your layout to them. Share what you have learned from their acts of service.
I have a dear friend who I have known for years. Whether Judy was volunteering in a church or assisting someone with a project at work; she never looked for praise (in fact, she would often give credit to others) When serving; she was hard-working, dedicated and cheerfully did whatever was needed – always with a warm heart, a gentle spirit and with love. While I grew up in a Christian household and attended church regularly – I do not think that is was until I met Judy that I truly saw and recognized the face of Jesus. It was through Judy that I grew close to Christ and moved further along in my faith walk. Here is my layout for this challenge:
And here is a freebie for you with word art to get you started. You may download it here
When you have created your layout, please post your layout in the Providence 365 Gallery and let us know here on the week nine thread of Providence 365 forum at Faith Sisters .
Have a blessed week.