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April 30th, 2008

Surrendered Life (3)

“‘The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.’” John 12:25-26 (NIV)

Victory comes through surrender.

Why did you wake up this morning? What are you giving your life to today? Who are you living for? God is working all things together for His glory and for your good. Today matters! God desires to conform you into the image of Christ. Christlikeness does not come without your willingness to fully surrender your life to the Holy Spirit’s control. As you choose to lose your life, the life of Christ becomes more evident in you.

Consider embracing the attitude of servitude. Allow Jesus to live His life in you and through you. There’s room only for one to take the reigns to your life. Will you give Jesus His rightful place in your life? You cannot live the life God has for you apart from Christ in you. Even on your best day, you will come up short of God’s perfection.

  • “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Gal 2:20 (NIV)
  • “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Col 1:27 (NIV)

Live by faith in the Son of God. Christ is in you and He is the hope of glory. Surrender to the Lordship of Christ and continue to follow His lead. Victory in this life comes through daily surrender to the One who gave His life for you.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 at 1:00 am
Category Christ, Hope, Sacrifice, Servant, Serve.
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August 16th, 2007

Servant

“I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.” Eph 3:7 (NIV)

The resounding phrase that reverberates throughout the line at┬áLuby’s is, “Serve you? Serve you?” As you sift through the many options available to you, you continually hear these soothing words from those serving the food.

Jesus is the ultimate example of servitude.

  • “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 (NIV)
  • “After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:5 (NIV)

Paul identified himself as a servant of the gospel. His disposition was that of placing the needs of others before his own. He lived his life to benefit others. His motivation was to populate Heaven by getting the gospel to as many people as possible in his lifetime. Paul was passionately focused on spreading the Good News.

Where’s your towel? Are you wearing it under your chin as though it were a bib declaring your desire to be served? Or can you honestly say that the towel is lapped over your forearm in the position to identify you as a servant? Seize opportunities today to serve others. Serve you? Serve you?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Servant.
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