Good morning people who serve God and serve others
1 Samuel 16:21-22 (NIV) David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armour-bearers. Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, “Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him.”
Yesterday we saw David, the man anointed to be king over Israel, as a worshipper.
Today we see this young anointed man as an armour bearer and a servant to the existing king, a man named Saul.
There is something significant about serving another person.
I am most privileged and blessed to be serving my natural father who is also my spiritual father. I count it an honour to serve Dad in such a way to see all that is in his heart come to pass. My Dad is the appointed leader of David McCracken Ministries, and as I serve him and his God-given vision, I am serving the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s as I serve Dad that I am convinced I cannot lose!
I am always mindful of another one of Dad’s armour bearers. His name is Jim Shaw and he is an exceptional man of God. Jim is a leader of leaders, yet he has never lost his servant’s heart, and still to this day, he honours my Dad. I am unshakeable about the connection between Jim’s spiritual success and his understanding God’s principle of serving others that God has placed over us.
For some of you today, your focus is too much on leading others and being promoted to a higher position. God’s word of encouragement to you is: Learn to serve another person’s vision and God will take care of the rest.
Finally and extremely importantly, serving others is not a stepping stone to being served. It is a lifelong lifestyle of honour. God responds to those who walk this way.