Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Be A Servant
Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, 'I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking.'
Genesis 24:19 (NAS)
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant...
Matthew 20:27 (KJV)
Good yard help is hard to find. I love gardening, but while I was raising two children and running AMTC, I simply didn't have much time for it. Most of the young men I hired to help tried to get by with the minimum. But one of my daughter's friends, Adam She, proved different. He was diligent, going above and beyond.
He was destined to become AMTC's Director.
Today's first scripture tells of Rebekah, a pretty young woman from a nice family. She was drawing water from a well when a stranger approached her with ten thirsty camels. The phrase to 'drink like a camel' is no joke! Undoubtedly, it requires much time and effort to draw enough water for ten of them. Rebekah could have turned and gone home. Or she could have met the demands of hospitality simply by offering water to this mysterious man. Instead, she went above and beyond by drawing countless buckets of water for his camels. She was destined to become Isaac's wife and the ancestor of Jesus.
When Jesus came to this earth, He lived as a prophet, healer, teacher--and the barely recognized Son of God. He owned no possessions. He had a job to do on this earth that started and ended in a place of total humility. The day before Jesus was arrested, He taught His disciples a vital lesson. He washed their feet. He revealed the value God places on a servant's heart: a heart that goes above and beyond earth's normal standards in placing others first.
When Jesus climbed a hill to be nailed on a cross, He went above and beyond every man who ever lived. He was destined to be revealed as the King of Kings.
Artists and entertainers: cherish the small roles. Don't just be kind to the humble: become the humble. Volunteer for the menial jobs, and do them exceedingly well. Go above and beyond what is standard conduct in the entertainment industry. Show God you have the heart of a servant and allow Him to promote you in His timing.