Servant’s Heart (poem by me)

I know you think life’s easier,
Because you’re not me,
I’m the custodian or waitress,
Never the manager or maître d.

I may seem low and simple,
Earn a meager salary,
I have no one to impress,
So the money’s fine with me.

I’ll open your door,
And buff your floor,
Make you feel like a queen,
Cause it lights my smile,
And gives me joy awhile,
Serving brings blessing.

Do you have a servant’s heart?
Be the first to congratulate us,
For Jesus said the least
In His kingdom is greatest.

If you are normally honored,
Look down on me if you wish,
I only speak the truth when I say,
The servant’s heart is a gift.

“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” –John 13:14

“….it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” –Luke 9:48

© 2015 Kim Bond

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Christmas Thoughts

As I decorate my Christmas tree, I think of how the fir was used to explain the Trinity. It has three points, yet is one tree.

As I string on the lights, I meditate on this: Jesus is the light of the world.

As I top it with a star, I reflect on how the magi followed the Star of Bethlehem to see our Savior.

When I put the gifts underneath, I imagine the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh presented to Him.

As I fill my children’s stockings with candy canes, the shepherds that visited Jesus and their crooks come to mind.

When I decorate with red, I meditate on the blood shed by our Messiah. When I trim the house in green, I consider the everlasting life God gave to me.

Early Christmas morning, the kids run downstairs. Wrapping paper is flying and the kids are all smiling. Then they gather round to hear the Christmas story read from my Bible.

(From Luke 2:16-21) “So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.”

Thanks for reading my blog so I could share with you my thoughts and meditations at Christmastime. May the birth of Christ be our focus this year and every year. Our Messiah has come to earth to save us from our sins. Our joy should be full and overflowing. I pray your Christmas is merry and meaningful.

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Kingdom Within You (prayer)

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(If you want to be anointed for miracles, join me in this prayer.)

Lord,

Erase my sins and

Make me a blank canvas

So You can paint on me

The perfect image of Your Son.

Endow me with power to feed 5,000

With five loaves and two fish

With leftovers to spare.

Help me to see those who need You

So I can be on mission

In my hometown

Though they did not recognize

You as Savior in Yours.

Paint me with strong hands

So I can spin miracles

On my spinning wheel

That will soothe, kiss, and heal.

Anoint me to accept small weaknesses

As if they were large

Because You see all I do

And my motivation is You.

Thank You, Lord,

For the Holy Spirit inside

Better than a GPS, Intel, or compass

We have Your kingdom in us.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

© 2015 Kim Bond

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