Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest…….

I still find myself amazed at the way the Holy Spirit sometimes reveals things to me, using the simplest things in such small, gentle ways. As I was doing some things around the house the song “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast” popped into my head, so of course… I started singing it! Well, when I reached the lines, “Life is so unnerving for a servant who’s not serving. He’s not whole without a soul to wait upon,” I felt such a strong impression and thought, “Of course! Christ calls us to be servants!” This simple little line from this song about enchanted domestic servants brought my focus to the word of God. I did a topical study and want to share some of the verses that I found.

Ephesisans 6:5-8
Colossians 3:17
1 Peter 2:13-15, 17-21
Psalm 116:16
Galatians 5:13
Luke 22:26
John 13:5, 13-15

Of course our greatest example is Christ himself. Everywhere He traveled people asked Him for “favors” for lack of a better word. He often stopped during His journey to heal the sick and perform other miracles. He performed the task of  servant/slave when he washed the feet of His disciples, including Judas whom Jesus knew would betray Him. And scripture reminds us that we are not to serve man for worldly praise, but every task we perform should be done as if we are doing it for God himself, and God alone. If we look at serving in this way then we will be willing to serve, even those who ridicule or abuse us, because we are not serving man… we are serving God. And that is what we are called to do. When we serve in this way we find comfort and peace, and we are indeed whole.

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