CBM Intern – A Servant’s Heart

By CBM National intern,  Cati Watts –

Coming into CBM’s National Internship, I knew I would learn a lot but I had no idea how much. One of the first things I learned is that in ministry you do a lot of cleaning. As a National Intern, I am learning to clean just about everything! Dishes, toilets, floors, office spaces, baseboards; you name it, I have cleaned it! I never realized how important even just getting a table wiped off can be to the ministry. When I was growing up and would complain about cleaning, my mom would often quote Colossians 3:23-24, which says, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” I think of this verse every time I make a bed or sweep a floor.
We so often have a tendency to grumble and complain about the little tasks because we forget to glorify God in it. Since being here, I have learned to serve God in everything I do. One of the biggest places I have witnessed a true servant’s heart, is when I watch our volunteers work. The volunteers are retired folk, who could be out taking a cruise or playing golf, but instead they go around to the different camps and serve in any and every way possible. They will do anything from dusting and washing windows to building cabins. They do it all with enthusiasm and joy. They never try to get a pat on the back. They glorify God in even the little things. Talk about inspiring! My favorite part though is that they never complain! Philippians 2:14-15 says, “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,” This verse is definitely true of our volunteers.
My prayer is that God would give me a servant’s heart like that of the volunteers. That He would give me His eyes to see where and how I can bring Him glory. I am so thankful that He showed me what a real Servant looked like when He sent Jesus to sacrifice everything for me.
Lord, I pray that when people look at me they would see only You.

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