I recently came across the Bible I used from 1996-2006. Inside the front cover, I had written out a sermon outline on servanthood preached at some point during that decade. As I read through my pastor's points again, all of these years later, they both convicted and encouraged me greatly. Working in ministry can be tough, and I needed to remind myself to "press in and press on" -- to draw close to God's heart and to serve the people of my church with refreshed energy and passion.
Marriage can be tough too. Do you need a reminder to "press in and press on" -- to draw close to God's heart and to serve your spouse with refreshed energy and passion?
These points can be used for either ministry or marriage. After all, in either arena, we are called to extravagant service -- a laying down of our lives for another…being a real servant. What does it mean to be a real servant?
[Read the rest of the article at Start Marriage Right.]