KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 1:1 Net ” From Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the overseers and deacons.
A slave is a legal property of his owner. We became slaves of our master Jesus through a willing commitment of ourselves to Him, in response of His great love shown us. A slave or servant of God is one who has completely forsaken his personal ambitions, and will to accept God’s ambitions and will for him. This is the fundamental mental concept that anyone who wishes to be used by God must have. Many people come into God’s service with their made-up ambitions, aspirations about what God must do for them. It is very amazing to find people who want to serve God because of the affluence, wealth and great reverence some men of God carry or command. Anyone with such an attitude has failed from start.
We are God’s servants or God’s love slaves. A slave has completely lost his or her RIGHTS. HE lives solely to please his master and Lord. The difference between King Saul and King David was that, Saul was a master of himself trying to relate with God, whiles David had no rights of his own, living to please God. Saul was rejected by God after only two years of his reign, although he sat on the thrown for an extra 38 years. King Saul was on the thrown yet God had rejected him for all those years. Anyone who claims to serve God, but is pursuing his own ways, have been rejected by the Lord. Unfortunately, they do not realize they have lost their place in God, because they seem to see some miracles in their life. Note: no one is rewarded in God’s sight by the miracles God works, but rather we are rewarded for how much we do not give offense in various challenging times) 2nd Corinth 6:3-9.
The mistake many make is that, they are rather using God to get and do things, whiles God should be using them to do what He wants. When you seek the anointing to show how great you are, then you are using God.
Do you feel disappointed in God when things do not go as you want it? To feel disappointed in God is a great act of pride; you must rather feel grateful in all situations. If apostle Paul had loved his life, could he have been used the way God used him. Decide from today to be a slave for Jesus. God would not use masters but cannot do without slaves or servants.
I am a slave of Jesus Christ. I do not have my own ambitions. I do not fear for my life in anyway. God is in charge of my life. My delight is to do what pleases Him.
Isaiah 53:7 ISV “He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he didn’t open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, as a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth”.
2 Chronicles 6:17 ISV “Now therefore, LORD God of Israel, may your promise that you made to your servant David be fulfilled…”