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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 10:41'45 WEB.

    While walking along the road to Jerusalem, the apostles James and John asked Jesus to make them his second and third in command in the coming kingdom, or vice versa. Two things were important to them: James, and John, or John, and James. Either choice would be fine. In His coming kingdom, one wanted to be at His right hand, and the other at His left.

    The two apostles did not know what they were asking. Ironically, when Jesus triumphed on the cross, a thief crucified on either side of Him instead of an apostle (Mark 15:27). Still, the other ten apostles became angry with James and John. Probably because they had not thought of the idea first.

    "Who is the greatest" has always been an important topic to the disciples of Jesus Christ (Mark 9:34). None of them was seeking to be the least or aspiring to be the servant of their Master. Even on their last night together, in the upper room at the last supper. Jesus was the One who rose to wash everyone's feet while the apostles sat in embarrassed silence.

    Jesus explained that to be truly great in the kingdom of God, you have to become a servant. 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 most humble (Numbers 12:3) and the most powerful man on Earth, but something in him had to die first.

    If you want to be great in the sight of God, then begin to serve others. This job always seems to be available for everyone else is scrambling for the top. The servant position always has a vacancy. Yet, 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. Amen!

    Note: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." (Prov. 3:5-6) ~ If you are in need of prayer, we and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 9
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

Apr 9
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, Thank you for my Blessings and all YOU provide. Grace and Mercy. Amen

Apr 9
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen!

Apr 9
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 9
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Apr 9
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen yes Father send me the right people that I can serve! Have a great day everyone!

Apr 9
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 9
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

God,please help us to be servents of your love,peace and faith. Amen 

Apr 9
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you

Apr 9
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Thaylor Grammont Jr
Thaylor Grammont Jr

Good morning Family of God. Provide an act of kindness to a stranger. You will be amazed at their reaction.  

 

Have a blessed and amazing day. 

 

God bless....

Apr 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray for grace and the right attitude in serving You, Amen!

Apr 9
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen . In  all your ways acknowledge Him and 

       He will direct your paths.!!!

    

Apr 9
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for this reminder of the importance of service, Pastor Dion. Lord, help me see Your path clearly and to understand the opportunities that You provide for me. AMEN

Apr 9
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You do for us, provide us with kindness and compassion for those in needed of Your word, that Your path be shown to us to be closer to Your Holy will. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Thank You Lord, it's great to have You at our side, Amen. 

Awesome message Pastor, we need to understand that we need to be servants as our Lord did. God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Apr 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 9
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I pray that you help me with my attitude and that I pay attention to your guiding me to those that I might serve.  I am willing Lord.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

Apr 9
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus 

Apr 9
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Lord Father God help me to always help everyone I know and others that I meet. Let me be willing to give them a hand in any way that I possibly can. Help me to always put others first before myself and always keep you number one in my life. Let me be an example to my daughter and my grandchildren, to my husband and to all my family.

Apr 9