Serving Slovakia has been a good reminder to me about what it means to be a servant. Serving is not about seeking payment for my actions because I will be rewarded but about giving because I am able. Being a servant takes more than our own will and desire but goes beyond our own heart. A servant’s heart looks into the heart of God. To see how He sees, to love how He loves. This concept is a very important aspect in any kind of ministry.
1 Corinthians 9:17-19 says “For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.
He is a great and merciful God, one who goes before us and stands with us. He goes beyond our ability to understand but He gives us the responsibility to answer to His call. He leads us in the direction of his heart when we trust and listen. God’s heart is here in this beautiful country. As we are serving in Slovakia, I pray that we can continue to grow as a team and and serve and love the people with God’s heart, a servants heart.