FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31
Scripture: Matthew 20:24-28
Jesus forced the twelve to face their giants! Look how He ministered to the ten when they were so very angry with James and John for attempting to ascend beyond them. Jesus said in verse 25 that the rulers of the Gentiles always function this way. So if the church functions like the rulers of the Gentiles and exercises authority against people instead of for them, then we know they cannot help us achieve our destiny. Jesus said to the twelve, “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.” Jesus was very clear about God’s preparational path to ascension. It is marked by an attitude of servanthood. Anything else would never get us where God has ordained us to go. We have a New Year ahead of us and it is time for some decisions! Embracing servanthood could be the best decision we have ever made!