Jesus called the twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Mark9: 35-37
The Kingdom of God works on Godly principles and regulations that sometimes seem just opposite to the standards of this world. We believe what we see, God asks us to believe to see. We don’t want to move unless we have assessed the situation and know where we are going, God says, “Go for I will go ahead of you.” We try to gather to make ourselves rich but the Lord says, “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.” Prov. 11:24
Indeed God’s ways are not our ways, neither his thoughts are our thoughts.
But we have been created in the image of God then doesn’t our thinking should be aligned to the thoughts of the shepherd of our souls? What went wrong that even though being one in spirit with God we started going on our own way which was not God’s way and became rebellious?
God has given us power of choice and he loves those who willingly accepts him as their saviour and Lord. God never forces us to follow him, but gently whispers his great love into our souls that melts us, breaks us and bring us at the feet of the cross.
Having accepted the word of life, we begin to transform into his image from one degree of glory to another. The hidden image begins to manifest in our lives by empowering us to live a Christ centred life, not the life of a priest or preacher but a humble servant of the Lord.
When Jesus came down, he didn’t come to be served but to serve and he has left us a pattern to follow.
Christ shared in our humanity so that we may share in his divinity. Its only by following his pattern of life that we turn into the image God has carved onto the palms of his hands.
Share in Jesus’ pattern of humility and he will exalt you at the right time.