Skip to main content

DISCLOSURES - Cookies

I think this site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes. I'm not really sure, I don't do techy stuff. I built it on Google's Blogger platform, ask them. I put this here because some IDIOT BONEHEADS thought you needed new laws. Here're some links if you want more information.

DISCLOSURES

Some lawyers stay up at night trying to ruin free society and create new rules. Therefore, here are the disclosures I must have that you probably won't read.

The Humility of being served!

COME:
Matthew 8:14-15
14 Now when Jesus had come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever. 15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.

HEAR:
So often I thought of this verse from the perspective of Peter's Mom. However today I walk in the footsteps of Jesus. I am His body on this earth. I am here, called to do greater works than He did. I am His ambassador on this earth. So I must begin to see how He operated and operates today if I am to cooperate with Him in His work!

So for the sake of exercise I take Jesus name out of the verse and replace it with my own, to gain perspective as a minister of Jesus and His Grace! When I do I find myself shocked, maybe a little horrified at first. Here I come to this woman's house. She has been laying with a fever sick in bed, not a great feeling I might add, especially before the invention of NyQuil! Now I come and heal her. Then I let her get up from her bed to serve me? Isn't this a little self serving pastor? You came and healed the woman just so you could get served?

I can see it now. Aunt Nosy doing an interview for CNN: "That pastor is the most selfish thing I've ever seen. Here she was just sick near to death with this horrid fever. This pastor comes over and heals her just to make her get up and serve him. It's the worst thing I ever seen. All these pastors want is your money and service! Who do they think they are?"

So what is the other perspective here Jesus? Service is the heart of God. Not that we serve Him, but that he serves us. Jesus didn't come to be served but to serve. No body is a better servant that God! He has a servants heart. Those of us who have been called His children have been born into that servants heart. The hardest thing you may ever have to do is not get down and wash someones feet... it's to allow your feet to be washed, especially by someone you feel is greater than you!

When you allow someone poorer than you to sow a financial seed into your life, or take you out to eat, knowing that you could do more for them financially than they could ever do for you, there is a tendency to feel bad about it. But if you know the heart of God is service. If you know that the person cannot receive a harvest until they sow a seed. If you know that your life is good ground to sow into. You cannot stop their harvest by rejecting their seed. You just need to swallow your pride and allow them to sow the seed God asked them to sow. It's not about you and your pride, it's about them and the harvest God is trying to bring into their life!

Peter's Mom wasn't just sowing seed for herself either. If you have ever met a good mom, and I'll bet you have, you'll know that they are just as concerned about their son's future as theirs, if not more so. Peter's Mom was sowing seed for Peter's future life and ministry.

Now, you don't go around saying: Serve Me! Serve Me! That was the pious attitude of the Pharisees. That is a stench in the nose of God. Don't con people into serving you. But don't deny them the opportunity either. Sometimes the hardest thing for a servant to do is be served.

As a former server at restaurants I always want to get up and do their job. Not because they aren't doing a good job, but because I have a felt need to serve. Swallow your pride and allow someone the gift of service back to you. When you can allow yourself to be served, in humility not demanding it but also not rejecting it, you are taking a great big step toward walking in the shoes of Jesus on this earth.

DO:
The next time someone wants to do something nice for me, offers me a cookie or whatever, I am gong to say yes and receive it with joy. I will BLESS that gift or act of service asking God to multiply and increase that back to them!

PRAYER:
Father, may my life be a place of good ground that others can sow into. Not so that I can have their gifts, but so that they can receive a harvest of abundance back to them!

Darrell G. Wolfe

Comments

DISCLOSURES

DISCLOSURES

Some lawyers stay up at night trying to ruin free society and create new rules. Therefore, here are the disclosures I must have that you probably won't read.

Sign Up

Consider Supporting This Site: Become a Patron! Sign Up so you don't miss a post:

Special Delivery

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Popular posts from this blog

Embracing Grief - The process God gave you to heal

The following was a question from a Widow/Widower support group I belong to:

What is the most important thing you've learned about grief?
My Answer:

Grief is a process to be embraced and walked through. 
Your physical brain has developed protein structures (memories and muscle memories) that tell your body to react in a certain way.

These structures tell the leg to move when walking and they tell the body and mind to be a certain way at home with your spouse, certain expected norms.

Just as when a Vet loses a limb, a widow(er) loses something much more profound, their other half.

The new treatment for those who lose limbs is to activate the new nerve endings by rubbing them frequently with various materials (hard, soft, scratchy, smooth, hot, cold) so the brain can learn the new nerve endings. This helps alleviate "Phantom Limb Syndrome".

God gave us Widows(ers) the gift of Grief to help us recognize and process these protein structures in the brain as they relate to our …

Flavia Antoinette Wolfe (and Baby Wolfe) - Memorial Information Page

Flavia Antoinette Wolfe (and Baby Wolfe, nickname "Blueberry") passed away on 06/25/2018. gofundme.com/flaviawolfememorial 



Links and Contact:

Honestly, Facebook and Facebook Messenger are the best places to reach Darrell.
Darrell's Facebook Page(s) Self & JointFacebook Messenger: @darrellandflaviawolfeme@darrellwolfe.comMobile: 208-907-1617Flavia's Facebook PageHer Art Page: Creatively Unique ArtistExplanation of What HappenedGoFundMe Link: gofundme.com/flaviawolfememorial Memorial Photo AlbumMemorial Slide Show or on YouTube HereGood Grief Resources:Memorial Message of Hope (written)Jesse Duplantis: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE GOD KINDYouTube: Good Grief Playlist
What Happened?

For detail on what happened, click here.

If the link doesn't work, paste this into your browser:

http://www.darrellwolfe.com/2018/06/flavia-antoinette-wolfe-heres-what.html

Shared Photo Album:

I created a Google Photos album, ! Flavia Wolfe (link here), so that I could share photos of her. …

Church Notes @Gatewaypeople

Church Notes @Gatewaypeople
03/09/2014
Church Survey from 7 years ago.

Overview

1. Exploring God. Attending Church but not saved yet. Fellowship
T-the cross divides here...

2. Beginning in God. Relationship.

3. Close to God. Discipleship.

4. God Centered. Lordship.

Mark 4

Seed fell on four groups.



Levels of Friendship

1. Don't talk
 - Its not works.
 - ?
 - Free Gift .

Grace

2. Became Friends

God's Word

3. Talk Often. Best Friends

Giving


4. Committed into death.





Note*
What if you take what you HATE to do and use it as a chance to do what you LOVE to do???



Flavia Antoinette Wolfe: Here's what happened...

Flavia Antoinette Wolfe died this morning (06/25/2018) at approximately 2:45 am PST. For update see
http://www.darrellwolfe.com/2018/06/flavia-antoinette-wolfe-and-baby-wolfe.html?m=1

The following is meant to answer some basic questions that everyone's asking me. I'd rather send a link then type or talk it out over and over. I'll add more memories and things later as I recall or rediscover. It's a little cathartic for me, to be able to get it out of my head anyway.

The background leading up to this morning:


On May 24, 2018, I got a text with a picture of a positive pregnancy test followed by "So... Boy, girl, twins?"We made appointments, got excited. Flavia was overweight but in generally good health otherwise, so-say-the-tests. However, the pregnancy hit her hard and fast. She said within a month of that test she was feeling like she did when she was six-months pregnant.06/06/2018: She took the boys to get Fro-Yo, it was nice outside, they decided to walk a…

Research: Erase Hard Drive/ Thumb Drive

2: DegaussingHard drives are nothing more than bottles of data held in place by magnetic glue. By removing the magnetic glue, you can create a breakdown of the underlying bits and bytes and scramble them in a way that's pretty tough to recover from. If the degaussing device used is good enough, you'll destroy all of the bits and bytes at the user level as well as the low-level formatting that makes it function as a drive. (If you're serious about data security, you'll use a powerful degausser.)
Although degaussing might be looked at as a way of simply erasing a drive, it's actually a destructive mechanism, though it's not nearly as fun to watch as a shredder.
Powerful degaussers will also render inoperable a drives servo motors and will damage the spindle motor of the drive. It truly is a paperweight when you're done.
A really good degausser is expensive, but it doesn't cost as much as a really good shredder, and it might be enough for your needs. Also, it…

Archive

Show more

Other sites I follow: