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Greatness Is To Serve


One of the greatest lessons that I have learned from serving Christ is to be great is to serve others and I believe this is one reason why I enjoy politics. That is, the idea of serving others and to make a difference is the main objective of politics but is has gotten lost among the millions and billions of dollars that it now takes to run for presidency.

This is not an article about politics but about serving. Over the last year, I have heard people talk what it means to be great and what they would do if they had so much money, fame, and/or fortune. It wasn’t too long ago when I was in these conservations and dreaming about things that most people never get to experience and while it was fun to think about, it was only a dream but now, these thoughts and dreams and significantly different.

This is not to say that I don’t have dreams and desires like anyone else as we all do regardless of our faith. There are times when all of us think about what things are like on the other side but since taking a real interest in the ministry, the dreams and desires take on a different meaning but the most important lesson that I have learned from my relationship with Christ is that we should dream big and want to serve big. After all, the sacrifice that Christ made for us was the greatest sacrifice in human history; therefore, we should strive for the same.

Proverbs 16:3 instructs us to “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.” When we commit our ways to Christ, the rest will be centered around Him including our actions, our thoughts, our desires, our motivations. Of this, this is not to say that we will ever be perfect as none of us will ever be but we should do our best with all that we have and the book of Psalms should serve as inspiring for each of us: ”Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart” (Psalms 37:4).

The more that I think about the sacrifice that Christ made with His life and the more that I think of the King of Kings and how God almighty washed the feet of others, the more humbled I am to walk in His presence. The longer that I live and the more that I witness and experience, the more that I am able to see just how great is He that came before us and the more that I accomplish, I realize that it’s not because of me but rather, because of Him! After all, while it may be impossible unto man, all things are possible with Christ: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13) and while I’m not able to comprehend all things, I know it’s because of God: “God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend” (Job 37:5).

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend”

–Job 37:5

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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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