Aug 12, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 Karla’s Blog
Today’s message is about following in our Saviors footsteps. We know we are to model ourselves after His behavior, what did Christ do mostly in His 33yrs on earth? The majority of it was spent learning about the Word. Followed by His service to others. Teaching and serving those who were less fortunate. His closest friends were the disciples, and they were together almost every day of the three yrs spent in full service. What did He do for them? He showed them the way to Eternal happiness, he taught them what was truly important and modeled it in His behavior around them. He prayed for them, washed their feet, and showed them faith that allowed one to walk on water. If we are to be Christ like, we should do the things He did.
We should take notice that Christ the sinless man, born from our Holy Father did not however; Judge others, or feel sorry for Himself when He knew He had to die a horrible painful death full of humiliation. He served others, shared the love of God, and showed us that you can live a life without sin. Even in the world we live in today, it is possible to live a life without sin. We are born with human nature to think of our selves first, but we have to train our minds to put the Lord’s work first. It requires us to go against our human nature, so we are not like the others who will do anything to get ahead in this world. This is all they have, they receive all their accolades here on earth because they don’t have that future with the Father and Son to look forward to. Let them step on you, and stab you in the back to get ahead, for you know this is all they will have. You are above that and your actions must show that in your life, so that people can see that you are different. If someone apologizes for swearing in front of you, take it as a great compliment. Instead of saying, oh that’s ok, say thank you. They have the impression you are apart from the world. If people don’t tell dirty jokes when you are there but wait till you leave the room, consider it a badge of honor. Someone has noticed you are different than the world. We should strive for those times. Set yourself apart from the world and show pride. Love every one as Christ did. Learn as much as you can about His actions by reading the Word. Spend your time learning things that will truly benefit you for all time. Do things for others and dont let them know it was you, leave that praise to God who supplied their need. What better honor is there than to be the hands and feet for our Holy Father? He gave us all instructions, we just need to read it with purpose. The best employee manual there is.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me and I hope you enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling:

His lord said unto him, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” MATTHEW 25:21, KJV What joy it gives, and strength too, to begin each day by feeling, “On this day once again I am to live simply as a servant of Jesus Christ: His will and not my own will is to sway me every hour.” “A servant of Jesus Christ!” Then I dare not be the servant of sin; I must be holy as my Master is holy. “A servant of—Jesus Christ!” Then I will not be the servant of men: the maxims of the will not rule me; I will not take my cue from the world; I am under orders only to my Master in heaven. “A servant of Jesus Christ! “Then I must be the servant of men, to help them, to comfort them, and to stoop to the lowest of them in their behalf as my Master did. “A servant of Jesus Christ!” Then, if His servant anywhere, I must be His servant everywhere; in all society with men I must never forget my servanthood to Him: I must show myself His servant openly as well as confess it secretly. “A servant of Jesus Christ!” Then, if I want to know Him, I have simply to imitate Him, to walk as He walked, to plant my feet in His footprints. As the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, to see how their work should be done, and copy what they see, so my eyes “must wait upon the Lord.” If His service is sometimes difficult, I must not complain: He may use me as He wills, and at the end of all I will be more than satisfied if I only hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
Consecrated things under the law were first sprinkled with blood, and then anointed with oil, and thereafter were no more common. Thus under the gospel, every Christian has been a common vessel for profane purposes, but when sprinkled and anointed, he becomes separated and consecrated to God. JOHN NEWTON

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