Every Word - One Minute Devotionals

  by John Bradshaw


 

by Roy Ice

 

Obstacles or Opportunities?

 by Roy Ice

 

The Aroma of His  Love


Greatness

 by Mike Tucker *
 

But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 28:25-28

The world has differing ideas of what makes an individual great. Most often we associate it with power, wealth, and celebrity. The Bible suggests a different way to greatness: the way of a servant. Greatness is found in living for others.

For most of his career, Albert Einstein kept the portraits of two scientists on the wall: Newton and Maxwell. Toward the end of his life, he replaced those portraits with Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer. He said, "It is time to replace the image of success with the image of service.”

Maybe he had been inspired by Schweitzer's words: "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."

We are all on something of a self-directed journey to greatness. Let's remember that the path is paved with service to others. If you want to be great, learn to be the servant of all.

Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.   Mark 10:43-44

With Love,
Mike 
 

*   Mike Tucker is speaker emeritus of Faith for Today. 
Article used by permission
Faith Moment ~~  March 10, 2014

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September 2020
Welcome to our friends visiting here from all over the world !
Below are 18 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in September through September 24, 2020:

1-5:       Australia, Canada, China, France. Germany,

6-10:    Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Kenya,

11-15:    Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Ukraine,

16-18:    United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

August  2020
Below are 17 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in August, 2020:

1-5:      Australia, Barbados, Belgium, China, France,

6-10:   Germany, India, Italy, Mozambique, Russia, 

11-15:   Saudi Arabia,  Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey,

16-17:   United States, Zambia

July  2020
Below are 11 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in July, 2020:

1-5:       Chile, France, India, Kenya, Netherlands, 

6-10:    Philippines, South Africa,  St. Helena, Turkey,  United Arab Emirates,

11:           United States

June  2020
Below are 9 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in June, 2020:

1-5:      Denmark, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Turkey, 

6-9:     Uganda, United Kingdom,  United States,  Zimbabwe

May  2020
Below are 16 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in May, 2020:

1-5:        Australia, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, 

6-10:     Fiji,  Guatemala, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, South Africa, 

11-15:     South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States,

16:           Vietnam

April  2020
Below are 15 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in April, 2020:

1-5:       Australia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, India,

6-10:    Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Spain,

11-15:    Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

March  2020
Below are 15 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in March, 2020:

1-5:        Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Fiji,

6-10:     Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, 

11-15:    South Africa, St. Lucia, Turkey, United States, Zimbabwe

February  2020
Below are 16 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in  February, 2020:

1-5:       Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, Denmark,

6-10:    Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, 

11-15:    Russia, South Africa, Turkey, United States,  Zambia,

16:          Zimbabwe

January  2020
Below are 5 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in January, 2020:

1-5:     Canada, India, Philippines, United Kingdom, United States

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2020
Below are 45 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com though mid-September, 2020:

1-5:       Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus,

6-10:    Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile,  China, 

11-15:    Denmark, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, 

16-20:   Hong Kong, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,

21-25:   Kenya, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria,

26-30:   Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia,  Seychelles,

31-35:    Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa,  Spain,  St. Helena,

36-40:   St. Lucia, Switzerland,Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,

41-45:   United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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December 2019
Below are 9 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in December, 2019:

1-5:     Bangladesh, Canada, India, Nigeria, Philippines, 

6-9:    St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Zimbabwe

November 2019
Below are 11 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in November, 2019:

1-5:       Bahamas, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, India, 

6-10:    Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa,

11:           United States

October 2019
Below are 13 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in October, 2019:

1-5:       Australia, Canada, France, Honduras, India, 

6-10:    Kenya, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, 

11-13:    United Kingdom,  United States, Zambia

September 2019
Below are 11 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in September, 2019:

1-5:    Austria, Canada, Ghana, Greece, Japan,

6-10:  Portugal, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States,

11:         Zambia

August  2019
Below are 14 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in August, 2019:

1-5:      Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, 

6-10:    India, Jamaica, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines,

11-14:   South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States

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2019
Below are 47 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
visited LovingHope.com in  2019:

1-5:       Anguilla, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh,  Bermuda,  

6-10:    Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands,  China, Czechia,

11-15:    France, Germany, Ghana,  Greece,  Guyana,

16-20:  Honduras, Hong Kong,  India, Indonesia, Ireland, 

21-25:   Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya,

26-30:  Lesotho, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand,

31-35:   Norway, Philippines, Poland,  Romania, South Africa,  

35-40:   St. Kitts & Nevis, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, 

41-45:   Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela,

46-47:   Zambia, Zimbabwe

 

 

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