Journey to P.E.A.C.E.
Let’s continue our next attraction in our Journey to P.E.A.C.E.! Our destination is E, which means “Equip Servant Leaders”. Before we depart, let us prepare ourselves with a prayer.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I give thanks to you for guiding me in this Journey to P.E.A.C.E. May you show me the way, prepare me to be your servant, humbly receive your teaching, and be able to action on your Word. May the presence of the Holy Spirit show me how I can contribute in the area of “Equip Servant Leaders”.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
The Scripture is the essential fuel source for Christians. Our attitude and action should be rooted in His Word. Let’s fill up!
10 In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’ Luke 17:10 (New Living Translation)
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (New Living Translation)
Through His Word, we may be able to see His plan.
Let’s S-L-O-W-L-Y read aloud Luke 17:10 three times. What does it mean by obeying God? In order for us to obey Him, we must know His Word through meditating the teaching in the bible. To truly obey Him, and be faithful to Him, we must perform ‘good works’ as ‘faith is dead without good works’ – James 2:26 NLT. However, God looks deep into our heart. From the passage Luke 17:10, what does God say about the attitude He wants from us? It is natural to take pride of our deeds in our society, including obeying God as a Christian sometimes. In contrast, God teaches us to be humble, and we should say to ourselves ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’
Going into further detail on the kind of attitude to treat others, let’s also read aloud slowly Philippians 2:3 three times. What are the words that stand out to you as you read this passage? What are the motives of performing good deeds to others? Are we trying to glorify God? Or, are we trying to demonstrate the good character within US (ME)? What is true humility as a servant of God described in the passage? God challenges us to think of others better than ourselves. Let us pray for God’s wisdom and guidance in equipping us as His servant leader. May we pray and ask Him to change our attitude and help us to obey Him.
After knowing God’s plan, let’s go for THE experience by putting His Word into Actions!
Do you know RHCCC has a P.E.A.C.E Institute to train brothers and sisters at the church as servant leaders? The program is based on four different principles: holistic personal development, bible studies, inner core leadership development, and the vision of the P.E.A.C.E. plan. For more details please visit: http://rhccc.ca/peace/p-e-a-c-e-institute/
You may ask, ‘What are other options to equip as a servant leader?’
Here are some options and suggestions:
Prayers – believe it or not, prayer is one of the most powerful supports. When we pray, we invite God to intervene. Ask God to guide us on seeking His direction in molding us to become a servant leader. Furthermore, we could pray for the servant leaders in our church or in the missionary fields, and ask God to equip each one of them in glorifying Him.
Daily devotion – In order for us to obey Him, we must know His direction and be close to Him. Daily devotion allows us to have constant interaction with God.
Sunday School – there are a number of classes that could suit your interest and needs. Please check out the church bulletin for details.
Serving – God will guide us through different serving areas, and groom us to be His desired servant leader. Serving is a commitment, and we surely need to pray and ask for His guidance.
Offering – there are many missionaries that need our financial support. Please check out “Missionaries” to seek different offering opportunities: http://rhccc.ca/peace/category/missionaries.
Be creative! Let God work! Please pray very hard, and God may speak to you in a surprising way. He will guide you in a direction that you may have never imagined.
Final Destination Checklist
After all, we need to make sure we hit all the items in His checklist during our trip.
Equip Servant Leaders Checklist:
DEVELOP stronger personal relationship with God.
SEEK God’s wisdom.
SEEK our duties for God.
THINKING of others as better than ourselves.