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Out of our mouth comes the issue of our heart.
We are familiar with this verse and in fact, shall we take a moment and think what Jesus thinks about what we do, we might do lots of voluntary work for others but is our hearts in all that and are we have a pure heart in what we do, just to glorify the Lord, or are we doing something for others just to show how good we are, and we receive praise from others?
Many organizations, or fund-raising organizations do a lot of fund-raising for the needy, they group people together for the opening of that event, they book hotel rooms for that celebration, they order lots of wine welcoming those supporters in the event. I really feel that...if we do something for others, do we need to spend heaps of money to celebrate what we are going to do? If we are really doing that for good, would God require us to do such a glorious opening ceremony to welcome supporters and celebrate the event with lots of wine, I do doubt if God will be pleased with it at all.
The world is running a different rules and game rules so to speak, how to run an event, and it has to be so glorious, so expensive, you gotta please your supporters by what they do, and for the leaders, you need to build them platform for their speech, they stand up so high and their speech sound so professional.
That's the world system and how it works, as a leader, you stand up high, receive everyone's respect, you receive all praises.
Well, if you are a christian, please read the Bible what a leader should be like, according to the Bible, not the world.
A leader is meant to be the servant of others. Yes, it is the Bible way not the worlds. It is what the Bible says about being a leader. You are not having your platform, stand on it and higher than everyone else, in the very opposite way, Jesus taught us, we need to be the servant of others, love others.
A leader is equal to a Servant in the Bible.
If you wanted to be made known, you will go for the world's standard, you will be a world's leader not God's servant then.
If you truly want to glorify God in what you do, you have to be a servant of all. You have to get your heart changed, to learn how to be a servant to others.
Do you want to glorify God or yourself?
Launching an event of fund-raising or any kind, if you are really serving the Lord with your pure heart, why do we need to launch an expensive opening in the public, it's more like a show not a service to God.
When you serve, launch an event to reach out to others, you do not need to announce it to the public, make yourself on the platform and make a nice speech, words are nothing compared to our action of love.
No matter how nice your speech is, it is far more effective to use our hands and feet to do something to glorify God.
How many of us are willing to make our hands dirty for someone, make our feet dirty by helping others, we all love our comfort zone, just donate money and that's it. When we talk about, how about getting your hands and feet dirty, mow lawn for somebody on a weekend, we all tend to shake our head ....and say, no no no.
A service to others might not be always 'grand'. A service for others might get your hands and feet dirty and are you willing to? Are you willing to be a servant?
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