I went the entire day yesterday with my post being titled “day 9” and no one noticed. That made me laugh.
She said to Him, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.” But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They said to Him, “We are able.” So He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;* but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.” And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
I want to put forth a challenge to myself today. Anyone who would like to take this challenge with me feel free. Today I want to seek out acts of service. But I want to do them in a way that promotes humility so I will be doing those acts of service that only God sees. I might clean that cup, pick up that trash, maybe clean up the bathroom. I am not sure what it will be but today that is my goal. Now the ironic part is that if I told how it went tomorrow that would be counter productive.