Take a look at this, right before Jesus was going to betrayed and nailed on a cross, he had dinner with His disciples. That sounds great doesn’t it spending time with the people that you love the most before the end comes.
However you may be shocked to know that during this time before dinner was served He washed the feet of His disciples. Jesus the Son of God washing the feet of His disciples, is the greatest from of leadership every shown to man. Lets look at the story for John 13: 2-5 & 12-17 The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 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. 12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Wow that is awesome, the Son of God washing your feet. I mean we all sort of get the great mission to take on the worlds sin and defeat the thief but to wash our feet. That is pretty awesome step to go to, so that the world would know what it means to be a servant leader. We have been looking at the concept that we are third, God is first and others are second and well we are third. Powerful stuff, for us to grapple with especially when the world tells us that we are suppose to think pretty highly of ourselves.
Tonight we are looking at servant leadership, and the fact that we are to love others and show them who Jesus is by being Jesus. Jesus lead people to the truth by being a servant. You can’t be a servant to others if you are always trying to take care of yourself first. Serving others and putting their needs first is a big thing and it makes the world a different place especially for the people that encounter us. So dig into this Extreme Faith Mag. and process what it is going to take for you to learn the concepts of being third. It is a great way to live and when you live that way you will lead like never before!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders