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Vacancy

  • When the ten heard it, they began to be indignant toward James and John. Jesus summoned them, and said to them, 'You know that they who are recognized as rulers over the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you, but whoever wants to become great among you shall be your servant. Whoever of you wants to become first among you, shall be bondservant of all. For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.' Mark 10:41 WEB

    While walking along the road to Jerusalem with Jesus, James and John came up and asked Him to make them his second and third in command in the coming kingdom, or vice versa. There were two things that were important to them: James and John, or John and James. Either choice would be fine. One wanted to be at His right hand, and the other at His left in His coming kingdom.

    The disciples did not know what they were asking. Ironically, when Jesus triumphed on the cross, there was a crucified thief on either side of Him (Mark 15:27). The other ten disciples became angry, probably because they had not thought of it first. 'Who is the greatest' was an important topic to them (Mark 9:34). Either way, no one was seeking to be the last, or aspiring to be a servant. When they were in the upper room at the last supper, Jesus was the One that rose to wash everyone's feet, while they sat and watched.

    Jesus explained that to be truly great in the kingdom of God, you have to become the servant, and that this position was currently vacant among them. Remember, Moses was not used by God until his selfish ambition was dead (Exodus 4:13). Then Moses became the meekest (most humble) and the most powerful man on earth. Something in him had to die first.

    If you want to be great in the sight of God, serve others. This job is always available because everyone else is scrambling for the top. The servant position always has a vacancy. When you humble yourself, God will raise you up and no man can stop it, for humility comes before honor (Proverbs 18:12). God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time (1 Peter 5:6).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for this day. Help me see Your path clearly and to understand the opportunities that You provide for me. Please give me Your grace to be a servant and to keep the right attitude in every situation, wherever I find myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday to all of you! If you are in need of help though, please always feel welcome to post a prayer requests at our private prayer network. Here is the page: RHM Prayer Network


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

December 10, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for this day. Help me see Your path clearly and to understand the opportunities that You provide for me. Please give me Your grace to be a servant and to keep the right attitude in every situation, wherever I find myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you for todays daily devotion, Pastor Dion. :-)

December 10, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

God bless you Diane and family.

December 10, 2017
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Denise  Gaines
Denise Gaines

Thank you Heavenly Father for Pastor Dion’s daily prayers that takes me thru my days

December 10, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen.

December 10, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, Heavenly Father, I ask you to guide us!

December 10, 2017
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Barbara Miramon
Barbara Miramon

So true, I always forget to put myself in the servant position. I constantly need an attitude adjustment, for sure. 

December 10, 2017
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Beverly Hagar-Schmerse
Beverly Hagar-Schmerse

/There are many a holy man and a holy woman who can/have related to this message for it rings loud and clear in their minds.  From the stories of such personages I have read, most do not speak out about it, until they "feel" the time is right for them to do so...and many don't speak it out, it is told about them after they die by their confidantes...I have helped me to understand this part of a Saint or holy person's life.  For each the struggles and trials they willing endure for the sake of God's glory, shows the magnificient way God moves to take a wild, carousing, youth who lived with a woman and bearing a child out of wedlock, as St. Augustine did. who met his "Waterloo" in the form of St. Ambrose who was able by the intervention of God to convert St. Augustine back to his faith, and then raising him to a high position with the Church.  And the one who achieved this great miracle in her son by praying him "back into the fold"?  None other than his humble, sweet, quiet mother...a woman of very little consequence in the eyes of the world, but a real true Prayer Warrior or heroic porportions!  St. Monica!  Let us not underestimate the power of a Mother determined to see her son make GOOD!!  :)  I have found in my life, when we see God accomplish great things in us...Invariably there are many people along the way, who have prayed us along the way.  The truly humble recognize that this is not a "one Man show" (or woman's)...But with God, is always God (Trinity), Jesus' Mother and earthly Father, and all of Heaven along with all of those on earth who participate in an "event" of God's Glory.  What seems like the "leader" is really only the Spokesman for the God and all humanity.  I am sure that is so as so many of God's messengers mention a few of cohorts they have with them to help in the work.  Humility comes in not choosing to be a "One Man" show!

December 10, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!!

December 10, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

December 10, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me to keep the right, servant attitude. Amen

December 10, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,I want to be your servant and serve you any way I can. I love and worship you. Amen 

December 10, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

December 10, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Keep be humble  for your love and grace in Jesus  name l pray

December 10, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, give me the opportunity to be humble and do Your will. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

December 10, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! He came as a servant and we can do no less, than to humbly serve others by the leading of His Holy Spirit! We, especially, speaking for myself, will always fall short, but we have to keep trying to do our best!

Thank you Pastor Dion :)

December 10, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

December 10, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Help me to be humble in all circumstances dear Lord. Amen.

December 10, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 10, 2017
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

I choose to remain humble, kind and considerate of others.  Amen 

December 10, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for this day. Help me see Your path clearly and to understand the opportunities that You provide for me. Please give me Your grace to be a servant and to keep the right attitude in every situation, wherever I find myself, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 11, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Help me keep the right attitude dear Lord I pray. Amen!

December 13, 2017