Friday, October 4, 2013


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to
"fan the flame" of your creativity!

And, to further fan those faith-filled flames (try saying that 10 times in a row!) – I'm adding my favorite devotional from the week!

Today's word: servant

What does it mean to be a servant?

What are some of the ways a person can be a servant?

When was a time in your life when you were called to be a servant, but it was really hard to serve?

What are some of the rewards of being a servant?

Let me know what you think!!

"'But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant...'" (Matthew 20:26, NLT)

"If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward." (Matthew 24:26, NLT)

"'His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'" (Matthew 25:23, ESV)

"'Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.'" (John 12:26, NIV)


Once again, Jesus teaches his disciples by doing something that dumbfounds them...On this night he demonstrates a humility that will only be exceeded when he goes to the cross...[The disciples] are still hoping for a Messiah to exalt...Jesus' demonstration of love and servanthood lives on as a reminder to believers...Service doesn't demean one's dignity; rather, as Jesus shows, it defines it.

*Teach me to be a servant when it's difficult to serve.

(Devotional from: "Meet the Bible" by Philip Yancey and Brenda Quinn, c. 2000, Zondervan Publishers)

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. Servant, obviously, is one who serves; now like the devotional you shared, I too want to be the one that serves when it is difficult to serve and to serve those that need it, not the ones I might want to serve.

    have a good weekend, Sharon; should be a gorgeous one!


  2. I think to be a true servant you have to give when you don't want to - give when it hurts.

  3. Being a servant is one who puts others first.

  4. It's like doing what you do to see someone else be successful and it's okay if you never receive thanks.


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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