Serve wholeheartedly

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Jesus spent His last night as a man on earth with His disciples, His closest friends whom He loved deeply.  They are about to enjoy an evening meal together when Jesus stops and gets down before each of His disciples and washes their feet {you can read the account of this story in the book of John chapter thirteen}.

Here is the savior of the world, the Son of God, on His knees before His disciples washing their dirty and dusty feet. Jesus was a humble man and He served His followers with loving kindness. There has never been a king that loves and serves his servants like Jesus did.

God longs for us to follow in the footsteps of His wonderful son Jesus. He wants us to love one another deeply and to serve one another willingly. To serve is to care for, minister to, give, provide and encourage.

Jesus said in John chapter 13 verse 15 “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you”

He loved deeply. He served wholeheartedly. The two of these things go together, He served because He loved.

Jesus set a new standard of love for us to follow. He leaves for us a new commandment to love one another just as much as Jesus loves us.

verse 34, Jesus is speaking… “So I give you now a new commandment: love each other just as much as I have loved you. For when you demonstrate the same love I have for you by loving one another, everyone will know that you’re my true followers”.

I want to be able to serve my family, my friends, my church, my school and my community from a place of love and not from a place of obligation. To be humble enough to bend down and wash the dirty and dusty feet of those around me {so to speak}.

I want to love and serve wholeheartedly so that it points back to the one that I am following. To show that He is not a self serving God but a God of love. A love that makes you want to serve those around you. To care for, minister to, give, provide and encourage.

Lets love deeply and serve wholeheartedly. We serve because we love and are loved.

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