I’m Just an Ordinary Servant


A few years ago I found myself amongst a large group of Christians that had become very entrepreneurial minded. Around that time I made business cards for my wife and me. These card were not for business, but were given to people we met who wanted to keep in touch, hang out, whatever. Anyway I decided that maybe my business would be making business cards for people since I've always liked anything related to computers and stuff like that. I was quickly able to round up some customers in my Church and had a great time doing what I do (or did). There was only one problem. I could never accept any money for what I had given them. It just didn't feel right to me so I just gave them away. I had no problem with everyone else's pursuit but I couldn't do it.


Another trend I encountered some time ago was a hunger in the Church. This was not an entrepreneurial hunger, nor was it truly a Ministry hunger, and no, it wasn't a hunger and thirst after righteousness. It was a hunger for titles. What I began to long to see at this point were some good old fashioned ordinary balanced Christians. You know people that loved God, went to work, came home, loved their spouse, loved their children, corrected their children, taught their children, went to Church, were honest, hardworking, and secure; knowing that they were in the perfect will of God and would not let fame or fortune pull them away from the basic things Christians should do; the things which cause major headaches and embarrassment to the Body Of Christ when they are neglected.


As I mentally and spiritually survey the various people I’ve encountered through blogging, I’m glad to say I’ve been befriended by some balanced Christians. Some of them are entrepreneurs because that’s what God has called them to be. Some of them are titled because God has called them. But all of them on a daily basis strive to simply do the right thing, first by God, and as a by-product of that, everybody else.


Stacye stated some truths about some of you on Free Spirit’s post about insignificant service that I could echo, but I won’t. Suffice it to say if you’re reading this, you probably aren’t as famous as Chris Brown, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Baker, Bill Clinton, or Ted Haggard. People that have reached the tops of their profession or Ministry, but they’ve all been associated with failures that took place off the stage, away from the pulpit, or outside of the oval office (ok maybe not).

I hope before I leave this Earth I do some great, inspiring, soul saving, life enhancing, things for people through a Christ centered ministry that starts with myself and spirals outward, but if it starts and ends at my house with a happy wife and kids, then maybe I’ll still hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matthew 25:23 KJV
Love y’all


I’m just an ordinary servant, willing to be used
For whatever You have for me to do
I’m just an ordinary servant, may be least qualified
But I offer you a sacrificial life

For I believe if You can use a shepherd boy and turn him into a king
Then I believe that your ordinary servant
Has an extraordinary purpose
Lord, use me for whatever You please

I’m Your ordinary servant
With an extraordinary
Lord, use me for whatever You please

(Sha Simpson - Ordinary Servant)

Comments

Your last paragraph could have been the post itself. Look at your wife and kids. If they are living the best life that they can with you leading the household, "by what the Lord has instructed you to do", then Yes, well done, good and faithful servant. You are an inspiration in my book. I love a man who Loves the Lord. I'm sure your family feels the exact same way. By being the man you are, is helping others and not in such much as your words and actions but oftentimes in the moments when you don't say or doing anything!

Love, peace and blessings for a great Sunday.

Thanks for posting my morning prayer. It was a hit with my blog family! See ya!
SLC said…
Hey Free Spirit.
Thanks again for the blog love.
I hope to reveal the one you and Keith inspired later this week.

I thank God for you sis.

SLC
Wow - from what I can gather - you are a faithful servant fulling first first your role to your family as a loving Christian husband - being the leader Christ calls you to be.

It starts in the home as Paul instructed Timothy to look out some good qualities there first. The works that you have performed for others along the way speak for themselves. In the grand scheme of things - you will look back and see the hands of your heavenly Father working and using all that you have done and become as He continues to use for His kingdom.

God bless dear brother.

Myriam
Strongblkwmn said…
I always say that I am a work in progress. I'm not quite where you are yet, but i'm getting there. You a truly leading by example. Your words on this blog inspire. Your life as a family man inspires. You are an inspiration and I definitely learn something every time I read your words.
SLC said…
Hi Myriam and Tammy.
Thanks for the continued encouragement. I always ask God to make us better parents. My children are quite a worthy investment.
Thanks again.
SLC
Stacye said…
My brother SLC you are so worthy of the title KING! What you are to your family can not be expressed in a few words and what your are to your blog family is a treasure.

You are to many of us a breath of fresh air...allowing us to open up like never before. You give to us what God gives to you...wisdom and truth!

You are significant in everyway and WE LOVE YOU BROTHER just for who you are!

Once a stranger...just a name
Became a friend...not seeking fame
and now you're our brother and WE'RE GLAD YOU CAME!

Love You SLC!
Stacye
LisaShaw said…
Being significant with our family -- impacting the people that God puts in our path is what it's all about. You are already doing so much by being the best husband/father you can be. In that you are a true servant of Christ.

Bless you!
LisaShaw said…
Being significant with our family -- impacting the people that God puts in our path is what it's all about. You are already doing so much by being the best husband/father you can be. In that you are a true servant of Christ.

Bless you!
Just_Wondering said…
One of the things that Christ did before heading onto his journey to die on the cross was spend time with his discliples. He wanted to love those who followed and believe in him before he left. He knew what he would be facing and knew Judas would betray him and Peter would deny him 3times. Yet Jesus took the time to tell them and show them something he wants all christians to do. Jesus was a servant and washed their feet. What will people notice about Christians that will separate us from everyone else in the world. Is stated in John 13:34-35 "A new command I give you: Love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." Jesus didn't say if you wear this others will know, but its the love we show one another that will be our "mark."

When you love someone you will serve them, help them, care for them, lift them up and never tear them down. So you couldn't have said it any better when you said

"I hope before I leave this Earth I do some great, inspiring, soul saving, life enhancing, things for people through a Christ centered ministry that starts with myself and spirals outward, but if it starts and ends at my house with a happy wife and kids"

God Bless you and your Family
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