Friday, May 18, 2018

S E R V A N T – L E A D E R
John 13:5

What is the most appropriate posture for a team leader?  Is it standing confidently?  Maybe it’s sitting with poise like one sits on a throne?  Perhaps it’s something radically different…

In John chapter 13 and verse 5 we read Jesus’ take on this, “After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.”

Here we see the posture Jesus takes as the supreme leader of a team.  He stoops to the floor and washes the dirty feet of his followers.  He is on His hands and knees with a basin and towel to serve His teammates in the most menial way.

How could we possibly lead in a similar way?  Take a moment and think about how you could humble yourself and serve your teammates well.
·        Rather than asserting your privilege, take the lower position with a younger player.
·        Voluntarily sit in the worst seat on the bus, rather than running for the best one.
·        Carry someone else’s bags into the hotel, not just your own.
·        Help the trainers and equipment managers do their jobs well by serving and encouraging them.

If you’ll take on the posture of a servant, you’ll find yourself taking on the look of the Savior.  Be that kind of a player and teammate in today’s competition and both the Lord and I will be very proud of you.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14:43-52
Galatians 2
Psalms 111
II Samuel 11-12