Morning Message of Motivation – Gifts and Callings: 13

Morning Message of Motivation

Gifts and Callings: 13
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Joshua, Elisha and Timothy were raised into ministry as they served and understudied their illustrious mentors, Moses, Elijah and Paul.
Joshua, Elisha and Timothy did not have any spectacular calling but their greatness is connected to servanthood.
Matthew 23:11 NKJV
“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.”

Christ’s disciples were disputing among themselves about who was the greatest. Christ supernaturally knew what they had discussed in His absence.
Mark 9:33 NKJV
“Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?”

The disciples kept quiet because they were embarrassed.
Mark 9:34 NKJV
“But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest.”

Christ extolled the virtue of servanthood.
Mark 9:35 NKJV
“And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”

Christ Himself was exalted through servanthood.
Philippians 2:6 NIV
“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;”

He took on the form of a servant.
Philippians 2:7 NIV
“rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”

As a servant, Jesus became totally obedient.
Philippians 2:8 NIV
“And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!”

His servanthood led to His exaltation.
Philippians 2:9 NIV
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,”

May you serve the Lord God faithfully all the days of your life. May you be totally obedient to God. May God promote and lift you up, in Jesus’s name.

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