Today’s post is being featured over at DeeperWaters.us, where I am a devotional writer for Team 365, an initiative to encourage women to stay in God’s Word throughout the year. If you want to read along with us, there is a reading plan that you can download here. If you would like to subscribe to the devotions written for the daily readings, click here and be sure to select Team 365.
Deeper Waters, Team 365 Devotion for Luke 7:18-50
Jesus noticed this woman who completely humbled herself. Her actions spoke loudly in that room:
She washed His feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
She kissed His feet.
She anointed His feet with rare perfume.
This woman was shameless. Her desire to honor Him drove her to the lowliest place. And in her, Jesus found a servant’s heart.
I can’t help but wonder . . . Would I do the same?
I struggle to humble myself. I’ve said, “I just wasn’t born with a servant’s heart.” It sounds like a cop-out, but truly, “Acts of Service” is not my love language. Speaking encouraging words and giving hugs brings me such joy, but doing endless dishes and laundry threatens to undo me.
I should clarify: it isn’t that I want to put myself first. No, not first . . . but last? Must I, Lord? It’s not that I desire recognition, but I cringe to think of being totally dismissed or ridiculed by a room full of people.
How can I please the Lord, when I still want to please myself?
Read the rest of the devotion over at DeeperWaters.us and have a super day!