Thank you for letting me take a few minutes of your time to talk about Servant-Hearted, one of our core values here at The Well. Personally, a friend put a book in my hand, and the title of the book was The Lord’s Work In The Lord’s Way. The author, Francis Schaeffer, says the biggest problem in Christianity today is the fact that we try and do the Lord’s work in our own strength. And I agree with that. I think about trying to be servant hearted in my own strength, and typically it does not go well. We need to do the Lord’s work in the Lord’s strength. We need to do the work of the Spirit by His Spirit.
So as I was thinking about Servant hearted, I was thinking about Galatians 2:20. “For I’ve 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.”
So the good news about the Christian life and about being servant-hearted is that we do not need to do it in our own strength. In fact, we probably can’t do it in our own strength. The Lord Jesus lives inside of us. We’ve crucified ourselves, and Jesus Christ lives in me, lives in you.
So my challenge for me and my challenge for you this week as we attempt to live out our core value of servant hearted is to not do it in our own strength, but to tap into the Spirit that lives inside each one of us. And do the work in the Lord’s way, with His Spirit. That’s my prayer for you this week. In the name of Jesus, Amen. – Rich